Influence of aerosols, clouds, and sunglint on polarization spectra of Earthshine

  title={Influence of aerosols, clouds, and sunglint on polarization spectra of Earthshine},
  author={Claudia Emde and Robert Buras-Schnell and Michael Sterzik and S Bagnulo},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
Ground-based observations of the Earthshine, i.e., the light scattered by Earth to the Moon, and then reflected back to Earth, simulate space observations of our planet and represent a powerful benchmark for the studies of Earth-like planets. Earthshine spectra are strongly linearly polarized, owing to scattering by molecules and small particles in the atmosphere of the Earth and surface reflection, and may allow us to measure global atmospheric and surface properties of planet Earth. Aims. We… Expand
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