Models of infrared atmospheric extinction

  • Kevin Volk
  • T. A. Clark
  • E. F. Milone
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 341)


Computer simulations of the atmospheric extinction are presented for the JHK filters. Comparison with observations show that the deviations from linearity in a magnitude/air mass plot are small even though the linear extrapolation to zero air mass produces a value much different than the models predict. The cause of this effect is discussed. It appears that direct verification of the non-linearity predicted by the models will be difficult to obtain.


Column Density Extinction Curve Single Layer Model Atmospheric Extinction Extinction Correction 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Volk
    • 1
  • T. A. Clark
    • 2
  • E. F. Milone
    • 2
  1. 1.Mail Stop N245-6NASA Ames Research CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CalgaryCalgary, Alberta

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