Glints from cirrus clouds, snow blankets, and sea surfaces

A. Konoshonkin, A. Borovoi

Abstract


Glints are bright spots observed in the case of light specular reflectance. They are used mainly for retrieval of the probability density function of wave slopes in the seas. On the other hand, they are useful for studying particulate media like cirrus clouds. In this paper, a general theory applicable for both media is presented.

Keywords


Glint; Scattering; Reflectance

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/C1V89S1P052