Emissivity and reflection model for calculating unpolarized isotropic water surface-leaving radiance in the infrared. 2: Validation using Fourier transform spectrometers

Nicholas R. Nalli, Peter J Minnett, Eric Maddy, W. Wallace Mc Millan, Mitchell D. Goldberg

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Abstract

The surface–leaving radiance model developed in Part I [Appl. Opt. 47, 3701 (2008)] is validated against an exhaustive set of Fourier transform spectrometer field observations acquired at sea. Unlike prior limited studies, these data include varying all–sky atmospheric conditions (clear, cloudy, and dusty), with regional samples from the tropics, mid-latitudes, and high latitudes. Our analyses show the model to have reduced bias over standard models at emission angles ≳45°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4649-4671
Number of pages23
JournalApplied Optics
Volume47
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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