Validation of space-based polarization measurements by use of a single-scattering approximation, with application to the global ozone monitoring experiment.

@article{Aben2003ValidationOS,
  title={Validation of space-based polarization measurements by use of a single-scattering approximation, with application to the global ozone monitoring experiment.},
  author={Ilse Aben and Cristina P. Tanzi and Wouter Hartmann and Daphne M. Stam and Piet Stammes},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 18},
  pages={3610-9}
}
A method is presented for in-flight validation of space-based polarization measurements based on approximation of the direction of polarization of scattered sunlight by the Rayleigh single-scattering value. This approximation is verified by simulations of radiative transfer calculations for various atmospheric conditions. The simulations show locations along an orbit where the scattering geometries are such that the intensities of the parallel and orthogonal polarization components of the light… CONTINUE READING