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16 August 1988 The Earth From Space At 2500-3000Å; Brightness And Camera Design
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The brightness of the reflected sunlight from the Earth has been measured in the UV by the Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME)1 and by the Solar Backscatter UltraViolet experiment (SBUV)2. The observed spectral radiance, Iλ, divided by the solar spectral irradiance, Fλ, is the albedo, Aλ, shown in Fig. 1 for nadir observations. The logarithm of the albedo is reasonably well fitted by a quadratic in wavelength (Ångstroms) and solar zenith angle, 0, (degrees) as shown in the figure and given by:
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G. M. Lawrence and G. E. Thomas "The Earth From Space At 2500-3000Å; Brightness And Camera Design", Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988);

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