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Solar Radiation and Clouds

Ronald M. Welch
Stephen K. Cox
John M. Davis
Copyright: 1980
ISBN: 9780933876491
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Pages: 96
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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The research reported in this monograph represents an attempt to explore the extreme values as well as the more probable values of the radiative characteristics of water and ice clouds in the solar wavelengths.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Effect of Monomodal Drop Size Distributions, Cloud Top Heights, Cloud Thickness and Vertical Water Vapor profiles upon Cloud Heating Rates and the Cloud Radiation Field

Chapter 3. The Effect of Cloud Bimodal Drop Size Distributions upon the Radiative Characteristics of Clouds

Chapter 4. The Solar Radiative Properties of Ice Crystals

Chapter 5. The Effect of Cloud Geometry upon the Radiative Characteristics of Finite Clouds

Chapter 6. The Effect of Vertical and Horizontal Cloud Microstructure Inhomogeneities upon the Radiative Characteristics of Cloud Layers


Ronald M. Welch

Stephen K. Cox

John M. Davis