Extinction by the atmosphere

  • Joseph Caniou


The interactions of electromagnetic radiation with atmospheric constituents are related to their physical—chemical properties, and the extent of the phenomena depends on the integrated quantities over the path. In crossing the atmosphere, the obstacles encountered are
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    gas molecules and natural atmospheric constituents;

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    water in suspension (haze, fogs...);

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    water in a precipitative form (drizzle, rain, snow...);

  4. 4.

    smokes and dusts.



Selective Absorption Geometrical Optic Approximation Extinction Factor Atmospheric Window Lorentz Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Caniou
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Electronique de l’Armement (CELAR)DGABruzFrance

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