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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 793–801

Sky Luminances and the Directional Luminous Reflectances of Objects and Backgrounds for a Moderately High Sun

Jacqueline I. Gordon and Peggy V. Church  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 793-801 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.000793


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Abstract

Sky luminance distributions for the upper and lower sky at ground level, 1.52 km and 6.10 km are presented for a clear day with a medium high sun. The directional luminous reflectances of a variety of natural terrains and man-made surfaces measured under a clear sky with a moderately high sun are also presented. These data are applicable for use in visibility calculations and supplement the data presented in an earlier article [ DuntleyS. Q. GordonJ. I. TaylorJohn H. WhiteC. T. BoileauA. R. TylerJ. E. AustinR. W. HarrisJ. L., Appl. Opt. 3, 549 ( 1964)].

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Original Manuscript: December 28, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

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Jacqueline I. Gordon and Peggy V. Church, "Sky Luminances and the Directional Luminous Reflectances of Objects and Backgrounds for a Moderately High Sun," Appl. Opt. 5, 793-801 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-5-793


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References

  1. S. Q. Duntley, J. I. Gordon, John N. Taylor, C. T. White, A. R. Boileau, J. E. Tyler, R. W. Austin, J. L. Harris, Appl. Opt. 3, 549, (1964), Sec. II, Sec. III and Sec. VI. [CrossRef]
  2. A. R. Boileau, J. I. Gordon, Appl. Opt. 5, 803 (1966). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. J. I. Gordon, P. V. Church, “Overcast Sky Luminances and Directional Luminous Reflectances of Objects and Backgrounds under Overcast Skies” 6,June (1966).
  4. E. L. Krinov, “Spectral Reflectance Properties of Natural Formations,” Acad. Sci. USSR, G. Belkov, Aero Methods Lab. (1947) [English transl.: Tech. Trans. TT-439, Natl. Res. Council Canada (1953)].

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