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18 August 1998 Remote sensing of clouds in field of view
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To the remote sensing devices on the satellite, there are often clouds in their field of view. From statistics, clouds usually cover about 40 percent of the earth surfaces. Most of the clouds will prevent signals in 0.3-3 micrometers from arriving the remote sensors except for thin cirrus. To those remote sensing devices or cameras aimed at getting signals from earth surface, they can only get some useless information at this time.Some research on the reflected spectrum of clouds and other main kinds of objects on earth surface is necessary to find an effective way to tell them apart. We make an analysis to the reflectance of clouds and other objects in this paper, then two spectral channels are chosen to give a judgement. A stand alone prototype device is also developed for this purpose.
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Xinping Zhang and Qingbo Zheng "Remote sensing of clouds in field of view", Proc. SPIE 3505, Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing, (18 August 1998);

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