3 October 1997 Analysis of ground-based polarimetric sky radiance measurements
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A parametric analysis of sky radiance and polarization measurements based on a database of calculations indicated that there was information contained in the measurements that was not captured by the data base. We therefore developed an iterative algorithm for retrieving a size distribution and size resolved refractive indices of aerosols from cloud free measurements of polarized sky radiances. Preliminary results indicate that it is possible to retrieve a size resolved refractive index for a wide range of aerosol sizes, as well as an aerosol size distribution.
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Brian Cairns, Brian Cairns, Barbara E. Carlson, Barbara E. Carlson, Andrew A. Lacis, Andrew A. Lacis, Edgar E. Russell, Edgar E. Russell, } "Analysis of ground-based polarimetric sky radiance measurements", Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278984; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.278984
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