15 September 1993 Possibilities of using IR spectrometer data for sizing cirrus cloud particles
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Abstract
Measurements of the IR optical thickness and radar reflectivity of cirrus clouds can be used to infer microphysical characteristics of these clouds. This paper presents a technique for estimating the optical thickness from spectral measurements of downwelling radiance of cirrus clouds in the infrared atmospheric transparency `window' near 10 micrometers . To illustrate, results of cirrus particle size retrieval from the FIRE-II experiment are given.
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Sergey Y. Matrosov, David K. Lynch, James H. Churnside, "Possibilities of using IR spectrometer data for sizing cirrus cloud particles", Proc. SPIE 1934, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154923
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