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Model For Atmospheric Clutter As Seen From A Satellite Platform
Author(s): George H. Lindquist; Heemook Kwon; A.Robert Nagy Jr.
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Paper Abstract

A model for the atmospheric clutter as seen from above the atmosphere is developed. It utilizes the algorithm and data generally present in atmospheric attenuation codes such as LOWTRAN 5. A weighting function for clutter contributions as a function of altitude and spectral region, and, under the assumption of uniform temperature statistics, a means of comparing expected clutter as a function of spectral region are obtained. Opaque bands in the 4.3 μm carbon dioxide band, the 6.3 μm water band, and the 15 μm carbon dioxide band all show very low expected clutter, while a partially transparent band in the long wavelength wing of the 4.3 μm carbon dioxide bands shows a much larger clutter contribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936366
Show Author Affiliations
George H. Lindquist, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)
Heemook Kwon, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)
A.Robert Nagy Jr., Nichols Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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