THE INFLUENCE OF HAZE ON INFRARED RADIATION MEASUREMENTS DETECTED BY SPACE VEHICLES.
INTERMOUNTAIN WEATHER INC SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
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A method is outlined to investigate the influence of thin cirrus layers, invisible to the naked eye, upon the long wave flux leaving the atmosphere. Radiative properties of spherical ice particles acting as primary scatterers and absorbers of infrared radiation are taken into account. The combined radiative effects of ice particles with gaseous absorbers were estimated to determine the influence of thin cirrus layers on the outgoing long wave radiation within the 6.0 - 6.5 micron and 8 - 12 micron region as well as the total infrared spectrum. An estimate is also made of the effect of the stratospheric haze layer upon the outgoing radiation. Author