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Record 45 of 61726
The Effects of Water Vapor and Clouds on the Spectral Distribution of Solar Radiation at the...
Author and Affiliation:
Pilewskie, P.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Bergstrom, R.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Mariani, P.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Gore, Warren J. Y. [Technical Monitor]
Abstract: During the Subsonic Contrail and Cloud Effect Special Study (SUCCESS) a Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer was deployed at the surface in a zenith observing position. The instrument measured the solar spectral downwelling irradiance between 350 and 2500 nm with 10 nm resolution. From April 12 through April 29 approximately 18000 spectra were acquired, under a variety of meteorological conditions including cloud free, cirrus, Stearns, and cumulonimbus clouds. This study focuses on the effect of cirrus and cirrus contrails on the spectral distribution of solar irradiance at the surface and on inferring cirrus properties from their spectral transmittance. The observations have also proven to be useful for comparing the solar spectral irradiance measurements with model predictions, and in particular, for inferring the amount of solar radiation absorbed in the clear and cloudy atmosphere.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1997
Document ID:
20020050566
(Acquired Jun 28, 2002)
Subject Category: SOLAR PHYSICS
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: 1997 Spring Meeting; 26-29 May 1997; Baltimore, MD; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 622-43-43-10
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SOLAR RADIATION; WATER VAPOR; ZENITH; CIRRUS CLOUDS; SOLAR SPECTRA; SPECTRAL EMISSION; TRANSMITTANCE; LIGHT (VISIBLE RADIATION); DEPLOYMENT
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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