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Applied Optics

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)].

© 1966 Optical Society of America

History
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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