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Backscattering of Light by Snow

Field measurements
  • J. Piironen
  • K. Muinonen
  • S. Keranen
  • H. Karttunen
  • J. Peltoniemi
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Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 4)

Abstract

We measured the scattering of light by snow in order to compare the small phase angle characteristics of snow and planetary objects. The phase angle range in our measurements is within the range of the opposition effect and opposition spike of Saturn’s rings, asteroids, and planetary satellites without atmospheres.

Keywords

Phase Angle Boron Carbide Phase Curve Opposition Effect Coherent Backscattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Piironen
    • 1
  • K. Muinonen
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Keranen
    • 1
  • H. Karttunen
    • 3
  • J. Peltoniemi
    • 4
  1. 1.ObservatoryUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Astronomical ObservatoryUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuFinland
  4. 4.Finnish Geodetic InstituteMasalaFinland

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