Abstract

Two sky luminance distributions are given for overcast sky above snow-covered terrain, and directional luminous reflectance data are presented which were obtained under these skies. Luminous reflectances computed from Krinov spectral reflectance data for a variety of natural terrains measured under overcast are also included.

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  1. S. Q. Duntley, J. I. Gordon, J. H. Taylor, C. T. White, A. R. Boileau, J. E. Tyler, R. W. Austin, J. L. Harris, Appl. Opt. 3, 549 (1964).
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  5. J. M. Hood, U.S. Navy Electron. Lab., San Diego, Calif., unpublished arctic sky luminance tables (May–June, 1957).
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  7. S. Q. Duntley, Final Rept. of Contract, Visibility Laboratory, MIT, pp. 9 and 12 (1952).
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1966 (1)

1964 (1)

1952 (1)

1942 (1)

P. Moon, D. E. Spencer, Illum. Eng. 37, 707 (1942).

Austin, R. W.

Boileau, A. R.

Duntley, S. Q.

Gordon, J. I.

Harris, J. L.

Hood, J. M.

J. M. Hood, U.S. Navy Electron. Lab., San Diego, Calif., unpublished arctic sky luminance tables (May–June, 1957).

Kasten, F.

F. Kasten, F. Möller, “Theoretical Investigation of the Visibility under Special Atmospheric Conditions,” Final Rept., U.S. Army Contract, p. 12 (1959).

Krinov, E. L.

E. L. Krinov, Spektralnaia otrazhatelnaia sposobnost prirodnykh obrazovanii (Academy of Sciences USSR, Moscow, 1947).

Middleton, W. E. K.

Möller, F.

F. Kasten, F. Möller, “Theoretical Investigation of the Visibility under Special Atmospheric Conditions,” Final Rept., U.S. Army Contract, p. 12 (1959).

Moon, P.

P. Moon, D. E. Spencer, Illum. Eng. 37, 707 (1942).

Mungall, A. G.

Spencer, D. E.

P. Moon, D. E. Spencer, Illum. Eng. 37, 707 (1942).

Taylor, J. H.

Tyler, J. E.

White, C. T.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Illum. Eng. (1)

P. Moon, D. E. Spencer, Illum. Eng. 37, 707 (1942).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Other (4)

E. L. Krinov, Spektralnaia otrazhatelnaia sposobnost prirodnykh obrazovanii (Academy of Sciences USSR, Moscow, 1947).

J. M. Hood, U.S. Navy Electron. Lab., San Diego, Calif., unpublished arctic sky luminance tables (May–June, 1957).

F. Kasten, F. Möller, “Theoretical Investigation of the Visibility under Special Atmospheric Conditions,” Final Rept., U.S. Army Contract, p. 12 (1959).

S. Q. Duntley, Final Rept. of Contract, Visibility Laboratory, MIT, pp. 9 and 12 (1952).

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Figures (2)

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Upper sky luminance in ft-L (luminance values multiplied by 10.76 give values in apostilbs) measured by Hood on 21 May 1957 at Point Barrow, Alaska.

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Upper sky luminance in ft-L (luminance values multiplied by 10.76 give values in apostilbs) measured by Hood on 24 May 1957 at Point Barrow, Alaska.

Tables (2)

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Table I Directional Luminous Reflectance of Terrain Backgrounds under Overcast

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Table II Directional Luminous Reflectance of Objects under Overcast

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