pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 151–158 | Cite as

Polarization of reffected solar radiation over land, sea and cloud surfaces

  • T. A. Hariharan


Results of the measurements of the polarization of reffected solar radiation in the visible region over various land, sea and cloud surfaces carried out from a high altitude aircraft are presented. It is shown that the measurable polarization can be used as a sensitive parameter to determine atmospheric turbidity and the aerosol content.


Radiation Solar Radiation Turbidity High Altitude Visible Region 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Hariharan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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