1 April 2006 On remote sensing of optically thick ice clouds
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Optical Engineering, 45(4), 046201 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2190927
Abstract
The author introduces new parameters for ice-cloud retrieval: the reduced optical depth and the particle absorption length. The retrieval of these parameters from backscattering solar light measurements depends only weakly on the assumption on the habits of particles made in retrieval procedures. This allows one to avoid major difficulties in modern ice-cloud retrieval algorithms related to a priori assumptions on the shape of crystals in ice clouds.
Alexander A. Kokhanovski, "On remote sensing of optically thick ice clouds," Optical Engineering 45(4), 046201 (1 April 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2190927
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Clouds

Particles

Absorption

Crystals

Remote sensing

Optical spheres

Reflection

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