Atmospheric Optical Environment
Research and development technical rept.
ARMY NIGHT VISION LAB FORT BELVOIR VA
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ION, THE ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSION, AND THE TRANSFER OF CONTRAST BY THE ATMOSPHERE. The fundamental characteristics of the daytime and nighttime radiation including some important recent measurements of the solar, twilight, and nightglow radiation spectra are presented. An extensive chapter on atmospheric transmission includes the fundamental properties of the terrestrial atmosphere and basic principles of atmospheric absorption and scattering. A fairly complete collection of the most important data on atmospheric transmittance in the 0.4 micrometer to 15 micrometers spectral region is presented. The effects of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of imagery are described. A detailed analysis of the transfer of contrast by the atmosphere is presented, and its significance on the performance of electro- optical devices is emphasized.
- Atmospheric Physics