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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 803–813

Atmospheric Properties and Reflectances of Ocean Water and Other Surfaces for a Low Sun

Almerian R. Boileau and Jacqueline I. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 803-813 (1966)

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Measurements of illuminance at sea level, directional luminous reflectances of ocean water and other surfaces, atmospheric beam transmittance, and path luminance for a day with an unobscured, low sun are presented. These data are applicable for visibility calculations for downward paths of sight.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 7, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

Almerian R. Boileau and Jacqueline I. Gordon, "Atmospheric Properties and Reflectances of Ocean Water and Other Surfaces for a Low Sun," Appl. Opt. 5, 803-813 (1966)

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