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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1131–1137

Scattered light corrections to Sun photometry: a nalytical results for single and multiple scattering regimes

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 1131-1137 (2007)

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Analytical equations for the diffused scattered light correction factor of Sun photometers are derived and analyzed. It is shown that corrections are weakly dependent on the atmospheric optical thickness. They are influenced mostly by the size of aerosol particles encountered by sunlight on its way to a Sun photometer. In addition, the accuracy of the small-angle approximation used in the work is studied with numerical calculations based on the exact radiative transfer equation.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.1320) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric transmittance

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and ocean optics

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2006
Published: March 14, 2007

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, "Scattered light corrections to Sun photometry: analytical results for single and multiple scattering regimes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 1131-1137 (2007)

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