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13 January 1999 Effect of three-dimensional cloud inhomogeneity on shortwave radiative transfer
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Proceedings Volume 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337003
Event: Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, 1998, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
The three-dimensional LES model with explicit microphysics and a 3D Monte Carlo radiation transfer model were used to study the influence of vertical variability of extinction coefficient on the mean, variance, and two-dimensional fields of upward, downward, and horizontal radiative fluxes of overcast stratocumulus clouds. Within the cloud layer, the vertical stratification of extinction coefficient has considerable effect on the means and variances of the fluxes. At the cloud boundaries, the spatial distributions of the fluxes depend strongly on the vertical inhomogeneity of extinction coefficient.
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E. I. Kas'yanov and Yefim L. Kogan "Effect of three-dimensional cloud inhomogeneity on shortwave radiative transfer", Proc. SPIE 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (13 January 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337003
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