Accession Number:

AD0687109

Title:

AN ATLAS OF POLARIZATION FEATURES OF LIGHT REFLECTED BY DESERT SAND, WHITE SAND AND SOIL

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

277.0

Abstract:

The results of an extensive series of measurements of the degree of linear polarization of light bidirectionally reflected by samples of desert sand, white sand and soil under various conditions of illumination are presented in graphical form. Measurements have been made in three spectral intervals bandwidth approximately 150 A centered on wavelengths 3970, 4865 and 5890A and white light with a simple rotating analyzer type reflectometer. Simple Fourier series representations have been established for the azimuthal dependence of the degree of linear polarization of the reflected light for white light measurements. The results of the corresponding error analysis are shown in an error curve.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE