Vol. 16, issue 04, article # 13

Zhuravleva T. B., Pavlov V. E., Pashnev V. V. Difference method of determination of the optical depth due to aerosol scattering from data on sky brightness in the visible range: Part 1 . // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2003. V. 16. No. 04. P. 347-351. PDF
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Abstract:

Based on solution of radiative transfer equation obtained, for the clear atmosphere, numerically by the Monte Carlo method we derived approximation formulas for determination of the atmospheric optical depth due to aerosol scattering from data on the sky brightness in the solar almucantar. It is demonstrated that they can be used over a wide range of atmospheric turbidity and different absorption and scattering properties of aerosol particles.