Abstract

For the first time measurements in the multiple scattering regime of the diffuse reflectivity as a function of single scattering albedo have been made in a geometry that may be simulated by a plane parallel atmosphere of large optical depth. A comparison between the measurements and a theoretical computation of the diffuse reflectivity is presented. The measurements are within 1% agreement with the theoretical calculations for two different sizes of scattering particles which are larger than and smaller than the wavelength of the incident light, corresponding to the Mie and Rayleigh regimes, respectively.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

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