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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 217-224

Physical causes for appearance of atmospheric glints on satellite IR images

S.V. Afonin , V.V. Belov 
1V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS omsk State University, Academician Zuev square, Tomsk, 634021, Russia 36 Lenin Prospekt, Tomsk, 634050, Russia
In the work, numerical simulation results and actual satellite data are used to analyze the relation between atmospheric scattering and appearance of sun glints on satellite IR images, obtained in the channels of the wavelength range 3.5-4 μm for the meteorological conditions of the turbid atmosphere. We considered the physical causes and opticalgeometric conditions for manifestation of this effect during remote monitoring of Earth from space.
Keywords: IR range, satellite images, atmospheric glints, causes for appearance
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