Accession Number:

ADA011642

Title:

Attenuation of Electromagnetic Radiation by Haze, Fog, Clouds, and Rain

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The report assembles, under one cover, the values of aerosol attenuation coefficients of regions in the electromagnetic EM spectrum containing so-called atmospheric windows, in which EM radiation suffers the least amount of atmospheric gaseous absorption. The purpose is to enable rapid quantitative assessment of target acquisition terminal guidance sensors using the windows during adverse weather. Both calculated and available measured values are presented. Being a compilation drawn from numerous sources, the report is intended more as a handbook for ready use than as a theoretical treatise.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE