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Absorption of Sunlight by Water Vapor in Cloudy Conditions: A Partial Explaination for the Cloud Absorption AnomalyThe atmospheric radiative transfer algorithms used in most global general circulation models underestimate the globally-averaged solar energy absorbed by cloudy atmospheres by up to 25 Wm(sup -2)...Here, a sophisticated atmospheric radiative transfer model was used to provide a more comprehensive description of the physical processes that contribute to the absorption of solar radiation by the Earth's atmosphere.
Document ID
20060036844
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Crisp, D.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
absorption transfer algorithms circulation models atmospheric modeling