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Title: Snowpack optical properties in the infrared
Authors: Berger, Roger H.
Keywords: Infrared radiation
Optical properties
Reflection
Snow
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 79-11.
Description: CRREL Report
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/9010
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