Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulations are used to study the atmospheric spread function appropriate to satellite-based sensing of the earth's surface. The parameters which are explored include the nadir angle of view, the size distribution of the atmospheric aerosol, and the aerosol vertical profile.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 28, 1984
Published: February 1, 1986
William A. Pearce, "Monte Carlo study of the atmospheric spread function," Appl. Opt. 25, 438-447 (1986)