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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4649–4671

Emissivity and reflection model for calculating unpolarized isotropic water surface-leaving radiance in the infrared. 2: Validation using Fourier transform spectrometers

Nicholas R. Nalli, Peter J. Minnett, Eric Maddy, W. Wallace McMillan, and Mitchell D. Goldberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 25, pp. 4649-4671 (2008)

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The surface-leaving radiance model developed in Part I [Appl. Opt. 47, 3701 (2008)] is validated against an exhaustive set of Fourier transform spectrometer field observations acquired at sea. Unlike prior limited studies, these data include varying all-sky atmospheric conditions (clear, cloudy, and dusty), with regional samples from the tropics, mid-latitudes, and high latitudes. Our analyses show the model to have reduced bias over standard models at emission angles 45 ° .

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OCIS Codes
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer
(280.6780) Remote sensing and sensors : Temperature
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: August 29, 2008

Nicholas R. Nalli, Peter J. Minnett, Eric Maddy, W. Wallace McMillan, and Mitchell D. Goldberg, "Emissivity and reflection model for calculating unpolarized isotropic water surface-leaving radiance in the infrared. 2: Validation using Fourier transform spectrometers," Appl. Opt. 47, 4649-4671 (2008)

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