Accession Number:

AD0272586

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION

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SYRACUSE UNIV N Y

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Report Date:

1960-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An optical ray which travels from a point on the surface of the earth to a point in space is continuously refracted as it passes through an atmosphere of continuously decreasing density. Atmospheric refraction thus bends optical rays to curvilinear form and this effect must be considered in aerial photogrammetry when the utmost accuracy is desired. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE