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Atmospheric extinction

  1. Nov 10, 2014 #1
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me with something.

    I've been asked to calculate, assuming no curvature for the Earth, how far through the atmosphere one could see when stood at sea-level - as in, at what distance would the atmosphere become opaque, both to visible light and to radio waves.

    I know that the major factors to look at will be Rayleigh scattering and the attenuation coefficient of the atmosphere.
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  3. Nov 15, 2014 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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