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Effects of high altitude clouds on the earth's infrared radiation fluxAttention is given to the results of a study of cirrus cloud properties which employed the Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences' general circulation model and concentrated on the effects of the nonblackness of high clouds on the IR radiation flux. Although the thermal radiation flux is very sensitive to the treatment of cirrus optical properties in the IR, a more realistic assessment will depend on better parameterizations for cirrus cloud formation, persistence, and dissipation.
Document ID
19850050739
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wang, W.-C. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Kaplan, L. D. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Meeting Information
Conference on Atmospheric Radiation(Baltimore, MD)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-27470
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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