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Capturing imagery from outdoor cameras provides a large amount of information about a scene. The true surface appearances of elements in a scene, however, are often incorrectly represented in images. To get a better representation of the scene it is necessary to separate the effects of the underlying reflectance, illumination, and fog in the image. The goal of the dark channel prior is to eliminate the effects of haze in outdoor images and recover the true surface reflectance image for the scene.
Langsam, Devorah, "The Clear Channel Prior" Report Number: WUCSE-2012-41 (2012). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.