The skies are represented by high-dynamic-range images which are able to store the dynamic properties of sky light. This representation can be used for global illumination in software packages such as Radiance to render scenes at arbitrary lighting conditions. The results show that; although the cloud details can not be represented by this method it is possible to distinguish between different weather states.
CR Categories: I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realismâ€”Color; shading and texture.
Keywords: Skylight; illumination and weather visualization