29 June 1994 Radiative properties of cirrus and water clouds in visible, near-IR and IR spectra, and their applications in remote sensing
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
From the standpoint of remote sensing, the scattering and radiative transfer properties of model cirrus clouds with hexagonal columns and plates in visible, near-IR, and IR spectra have been investigated by using the improved ray-optics theory and adding/doubling method. The radiative properties for eight types of water clouds are also studied. It is shown that the single scattering and multiple scattering properties of clouds depend strongly on the cloud macro- and micro- physics, and wavelengths. The analysis of brightness temperatures (BT) indicate that measurements of BT at 2.16, 2.7, and 3.1 micrometers from space may be used to distinguish cirrus clouds from water clouds. Furthermore, a technique for detecting clear skies and cirrus clouds is developed by analyzing the BT difference in both IR windows, i.e., 11.2 and 13.34 micrometers .
© (1994) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Lisheng Xu, Lisheng Xu, Jianyun Zhang, Jianyun Zhang, Guotong Zhang, Guotong Zhang, Gang Luo, Gang Luo, Hongbin Chen, Hongbin Chen, } "Radiative properties of cirrus and water clouds in visible, near-IR and IR spectra, and their applications in remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177974; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177974
PROCEEDINGS
10 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT


Back to Top