# Coefficient of haze

The coefficient of haze (also known as smoke shade) is a measurement of visibility interference in the atmosphere.[1]

One way to measure this is to draw about 1000 feet of air sample through an air filter and obtain the radiation intensity through the filter. The coefficient is then calculated based on the absorbance formula

${\displaystyle COH=-100\log _{10}\left({\frac {I_{1}}{I_{0}}}\right)}$

where ${\displaystyle I_{1}}$ is the radiation (400 nm light) intensity transmitted through the sampled filter, and ${\displaystyle I_{0}}$ is the radiation intensity transmitted through a clean (control) filter.[2]

## References

1. ^ L. L. Somani (1992). "Coefficient of Haze". Dictionary of agricultural and allied sciences: (P), Part 7. Mittal Publications. p. 322. ISBN 9788170991137.
2. ^ "IUPAC Gold Book - coefficient of haze (COH) in atmospheric chemistry". Retrieved 24 June 2013.