3 November 1998 Blur in imaging through the atmosphere: a system engineering approach to imaging
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Aerosol blur, often referred to as the adjacency effect, is well-established as the primary and perhaps only source of atmospheric blur in remote sensing imaging from satellites. However, much of the propagation community considers turbulence blur only in interpreting experiments, and then notes discrepancies with turbulence theory without considering how broad system engineering approach is called for, which includes aerosols, turbulence, absorption, and many other atmospheric effects. In general, turbulence is most significant at low elevations up to a few meters above earth's surface, and aerosol blur is most significant at higher elevations, especially if optical depth is on the order of unity or more.
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Norman S. Kopeika, Norman S. Kopeika, } "Blur in imaging through the atmosphere: a system engineering approach to imaging", Proc. SPIE 3433, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330240; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.330240
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