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Relative spectral absorption of solar radiation by water vapor and cloud dropletsA moderate (20/cm) spectral resolution model which accounts for both the highly variable spectral transmission of solar radiation through water vapor within and above cloud, as well as the more slowly varying features of absorption and anisotropic multiple scattering by the cloud droplets, is presented. Results from this model as applied to the case of a typical 1 km thick stratus cloud in a standard atmosphere, with cloud top altitude of 2 km and overhead sun, are discussed, showing the relative importance of water vapor above the cloud, water vapor within the cloud, and cloud droplets on the spectral absorption of solar radiation.
Document ID
19850050786
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Davies, R. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Ridgway, W. L. (Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Meeting Information
Conference on Atmospheric Radiation(Baltimore, MD)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-106
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-101
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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