Abstract

A critical survey of the literature is presented. An empirical model of the complex refractive indices for ice and liquid water is constructed from this review. The model is applicable from −20°C to 0°C for ice and from −20°C to 50°C for water. The spectral interval for which the model applies extends from 2 μ to several thousand kilometers in wavelength for ice and from 2 μ to several hundred meters in wavelength for water.

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