Accession Number : AD0602004

Title :   OPTICAL STUDIES OF THE ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., for 1 Mar 61-29 Feb 64.

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Sekera,Zdenek

Report Date : APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A balanced program of experimental and theoretical investigations of the problems encountered in atmospheric optics was pursued. Formal solutions for the problem of radiant energy transfer in a physically realistic medium exhibiting both scattering and true absorption were obtained. New instruments to be used in the study of intensity and polarization of diffuse skylight were designed and fabricated. Investigation of the effect of a turbid layer on the radiation emerging from a planetary atmosphere was completed for an idealized case. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, OPTICAL ANALYSIS), SKY BRIGHTNESS, LIGHT, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SCATTERING, ABSORPTION, INTENSITY, POLARIZATION, DIFFUSION, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, THEORY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE