Experiments carried out over diagonal lines of sight through the entire atmosphere support the concept of spatial-coherence degradation through forward scattering as described by an aerosol modulation transfer function that strongly affects wavelength dependence of imaging through the atmosphere. Airborne-particulate size and concentration are affected by wind strength and soil moisture. Changes in weather that result in changes in average particulate size of airborne soil-derived particulates also strongly change the wavelength dependence of resolution through the atmosphere as a result of changes in the wavelength dependence of the scattering coefficient.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1982|
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- Engineering (all)