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|Title:||Snowpack optical properties in the infrared|
|Authors:||Berger, Roger H.|
|Publisher:||Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||CRREL report ; 79-11.|
Abstract: A theory of the optical properties of snow in the 2-20 ~m region of the infrared has been developed. Using this theory it is possible to predict the absorption and scattering coefficients and the emissivity of snow, as a function of the snow parameters of grain size and density, for densities between 0.17 and 0.4 g/cm(3). The absorption and scattering coefficients are linearly related to the density and inversely related to the average grain size. The emissivity is independent of grain size and exhibits only a weak dependence upon density. Note: ~ indicated the presence of a scientific or mathematical symbol this system could not render, the downloaded file will contain any missing symbols. Numerals in brackets ( ) should appear as exponents.
|Appears in Collections:||CRREL Report|