21 December 1994 Statistical analysis of simulated Stokes vector data in the visible range
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In a series of radiative transfer calculations the Stokes vector is derived to simulate radiance and polarization measurements in the visible range for different aerosol types. The used radiative transfer model is based on the matrix operator method. The information content of the calculated multiangle Stokes vectors is extracted by a principal component analysis in order to determine the number of independent parameters that describe the system. A correlation analysis is performed between the input variables of the radiative transfer calculations and the scores of each component to obtain the link between them. The objectives of the analysis are: (1) to examine if there is additional information in polarization measurements; (2) to find out which input parameters are derivable from polarization measurements; and (3) to find the optimal viewing geometry either to use polarization effects for the estimation of aerosol types or to avoid the influence of polarization effects on measurements.
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Ute Boettger, Rene Preusker, "Statistical analysis of simulated Stokes vector data in the visible range", Proc. SPIE 2318, Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197229; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197229
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