Spectral fine-structure in the polarisation of skylight

  title={Spectral fine-structure in the polarisation of skylight},
  author={Ilse Aben and F. Helderman and Daphne M. Stam and Piet Stammes},
High-spectral resolution polarisation measurements of the clear daylight sky reveal an unexpected rich spectral fine-structure in the polarisation superimposed on the more familiar broad-band continuum. This polarisation spectrum shows the spectral fingerprints of scattering and absorption processes which is illustrated with radiative transfer calculations. In particular, radiative transfer calculations suggest the potential of high-spectral resolution polarimetry within absorption bands for… CONTINUE READING
8 Citations
13 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 references

Light scattering in planetary atmospheres

  • J. E. Hansen, L. D. Travis
  • Space Sci. Rev.,
  • 1974
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Atmospheric polarisation in the oxygen A and B bands

  • P. Stammes, F. Kuik, J. F. De Haan
  • SPIE Vol.3121,
  • 1997

Satellite retrieval of aerosol properties over the ocean using polarization as well as intensity of reflected sunlight

  • M. I. Mishchenko, L. D. Travis
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 1997
1 Excerpt

Rotational Raman scattering and the Ring effect in zenith sky spectra

  • D. J. Fish, R. L. Jones
  • Geophys. Res. Lett.,
  • 1995
2 Excerpts

Spectral and bidirectional measurements of the Stokes vector in the O 2 A band and their interpretation

  • R. Preusker•, U. BSttger, J. Fischer
  • Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II
  • 1995

On the interpretation of zenith sky absorption measurements

  • S. Solomon, A. L. Schmeltekopf, R. W. Sanders
  • J. Geophys. Res.,
  • 1987
2 Excerpts

Spectral reflectances of natural targets for use in remote sensing studies

  • J. F. de Haan, G. P. KSnnen, H. J. G. L. M. Lamers, R. E. Davis, D. L. Myrick
  • 1985

Importance de la polarisation dans le rayonnement diffuse par un atmosphere planetaire

  • J. Lenoble
  • J . Quant . Spectrosc . Radiat . Transfer
  • 1970

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…