Models of infrared atmospheric extinction
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.
KeywordsColumn Density Extinction Curve Single Layer Model Atmospheric Extinction Extinction Correction
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