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Geometrical constraint on shadowing in rough surfaces

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James P. Theiler, Bradley G. Henderson

Los Alamos National Lab. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 3122, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V, 271 (October 23, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.292698
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  • Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V
  • Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen
  • San Diego, CA | July 27, 1997

abstract

By considering a one-dimensional cross-section through the rough surface, we derive a purely geometrical constraint on the statistical distribution of shadowed facet slopes that should be satisfied by any model of surface emissivity that includes the effect of self-shadowing. Our purpose is not to develop a single shadowing model, but to provide a condition that any valid shadowing model should satisfy. Although the emphasis of the presentation is theoretical, some practical ramifications also are discussed.

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James P. Theiler and Bradley G. Henderson
"Geometrical constraint on shadowing in rough surfaces", Proc. SPIE 3122, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V, 271 (October 23, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.292698; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.292698


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