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3 October 1997 Investigation of atmospheric aerosol properties using ground-based spectropolarimeter
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A multipurpose field radiometer was modified to measure the degree of polarization and radiance of the skylight either from the ground or from a ship. The atmospheric observations were performed at NASDA's Earth Observation Center in wavelengths from 400nm to 1000nm. It then decreased with a further increase of wavelength. This trend might be explained by contamination of relatively large aerosols in the atmosphere, while optical characteristic are rather insensitive to wavelength. Furthermore, observations were made on the campus of the Chiba University, off the west coast of Kyushu Island and at the Meteorological Research Institute. Comparisons are discussed.
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Tsutomu Takashima and Kazuhiko Masuda "Investigation of atmospheric aerosol properties using ground-based spectropolarimeter", Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997);

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