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  • Vol. 79, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 610–613

Allowing for refraction when calculating atmospheric transmittance

Yu. N. Rakovskiĭ  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 79, Issue 10, pp. 610-613 (2012)

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A technique is proposed for integrating the altitude profiles of atmospheric components while allowing for refraction. Examples are given of the substantial influence of refraction on the effective optical thickness of the components on a track.

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Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012

Yu. N. Rakovskiĭ, "Allowing for refraction when calculating atmospheric transmittance," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 610-613 (2012)

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