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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1773–1775

New determination of Rayleigh scattering in the terrestrial atmosphere

C. Fröhlich and Glenn E. Shaw  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 1773-1775 (1980)

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New Rayleigh-scattering optical thickness values for the terrestrial atmosphere in the 260 < λ < 1500-nm wavelength range have been calculated using updated data on atmospheric optical parameters. The calculations include molecular scattering from water vapor and take into account varying atmospheric composition with altitude. The new Rayleigh-scattering coefficients average 4.5% lower than those listed by Penndorf in 1955.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 7, 1980
Published: June 1, 1980

C. Fröhlich and Glenn E. Shaw, "New determination of Rayleigh scattering in the terrestrial atmosphere," Appl. Opt. 19, 1773-1775 (1980)

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