Vol. 6, issue 09, article # 11

Bokov S. M., Ippolitov I. I., Popov L. N. An account of atmospheric channel in processing of the scannograms of a glow in the upper atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1993. V. 6. No. 09. P. 648-652. PDF
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Abstract:

The effect of measurement geometry and atmospheric extinction on scannograms of background radiation of the upper atmosphere and aurora is investigated. The atmospheric extinction due to Rayleigh and Mie scattering has been calculated for several statistically well-founded models of the aerosol atmosphere. It is found that the McClatchey model (Sm = 50 km) modified in the lower 4-kilometer layer to take into account the anthropogenic effects is the best one for measurements carried out in Noril'sk. It is established that elimination of the effects connected with the measurement geometry and atmospheric extinction from the aurora scannograms results in significant changes of their structure.