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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1970
  • pp: 561–563

Infrared Reflectance of High Altitude Clouds

W. A. Hovis, Jr., L. R. Blaine, and M. L. Forman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 561-563 (1970)

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The spectral reflectance characteristics of cirrostratus, cirrus clouds, and a jet contrail, in the 0.68–2.4-μ spectral interval, are of interest for remote sensing of cloud types from orbiting satellites. Measurements made with a down-looking spectrometer from a high altitude aircraft show differences between the signatures of naturally formed ice clouds, a fresh jet contrail, and a snow covered surface.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 12, 1969
Published: March 1, 1970

W. A. Hovis, L. R. Blaine, and M. L. Forman, "Infrared Reflectance of High Altitude Clouds," Appl. Opt. 9, 561-563 (1970)

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