15 September 1993 Possibilities of using IR spectrometer data for sizing cirrus cloud particles
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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, Sergey Y. Matrosov, David K. Lynch, David K. Lynch, James H. Churnside, 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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