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How good is a single-scattering model of visible-NIR atmospheric skylight polarization?
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of visible-NIR skylight polarization are compared with radiative transfer calculations from a model that employs polarized single scattering. The measurements are from a full-sky imaging polarimeter under conditions ranging from very low aerosol content to thick forest fire smoke. Generally, the lack of multiple scattering in the model leads to overestimated degree of polarization in all but very clear conditions at the longest wavelengths (> 600 nm).

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Date Published: 11 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7461, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV, 74610B (11 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828343
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Nathan J. Pust, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7461:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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