OPTICAL STUDIES OF THE ATMOSPHERE.
Final rept., for 1 Mar 61-29 Feb 64.
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES
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A balanced program of experimental and theoretical investigations of the problems encountered in atmospheric optics was pursued. Formal solutions for the problem of radiant energy transfer in a physically realistic medium exhibiting both scattering and true absorption were obtained. New instruments to be used in the study of intensity and polarization of diffuse skylight were designed and fabricated. Investigation of the effect of a turbid layer on the radiation emerging from a planetary atmosphere was completed for an idealized case. Author