Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 83, Issue 5, pp 741–749 | Cite as

Accounting for Atmospheric Effects in the Interpretation of Satellite and Ground-Based Optical Measurements

  • A. V. MalinkaEmail author
  • E. P. Zege
  • I. L. Katsev
  • A. S. Prikhach
  • L. Istomina

Simple analytic formulas are given for calculating the signal of an optical sensor located on a satellite or on the earth’s surface in terms of the optical reflectance of the earth and the parameters of the atmosphere. These formulas are derived by introducing an a priori angular dependence of the brightness of sunlight scattered by the atmosphere. It is shown that the effect of the atmosphere is significant for satellite observations, but also for ground-based measurements of the surface spectral reflectance.


atmospheric correction radiative transfer in the atmosphere brightness coefficient albedo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Malinka
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. P. Zege
    • 1
  • I. L. Katsev
    • 1
  • A. S. Prikhach
    • 1
  • L. Istomina
    • 2
  1. 1.B. I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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