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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 441–447 | Cite as

Statistical modeling of the point spread function in the spherical atmosphere and a criterion for detecting image isoplanarity zones

  • V. V. Belov
  • M. V. Tarasenkov
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Abstract

An algorithm is proposed to simulate a point spread function by the Monte Carlo method in order to represent external channel formation in the spherical model system of the “atmosphere-earth surface.” A new way of defining isoplanarity zones of optically homogeneous extended objects is described. We demonstrate that image restoration with a specified error for these objects when they are observed on the earth’s surface from space by an ideal optical system can determine a definite point spread function set.

Keywords

Point Spread Function Image Restoration Spherical Geometry Radiation Transfer Equation Single Scattering Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Belov
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. V. Tarasenkov
    • 1
  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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