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Role of cloud-surface interactions on the net surface solar flux in high latitudes: climatic implications
Author(s): Catherine H. Gautier; Y. Shiren
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Paper Abstract

The Discrete Ordinate Radiative Transfer (DISORT) model of Stamnes et al. (1988) has been used to investigate the role of cloud-surface interactions on the net surface solar flux in various atmospheric and surface conditions. To that effect, we have analyzed the sensitivity of the net (down minus up) solar flux at top-of-atmosphere (TOA) and the net surface solar flux with respect to water vapor amount in the atmosphere and cloud properties (specified through optical thickness) and types (specified through the equivalent radius - RE) for two extreme (with respect to their reflecting properties) types of surface conditions: snow and ocean.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2049, Atmospheric Radiation, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163516
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Catherine H. Gautier, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Y. Shiren, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2049:
Atmospheric Radiation
Knut H. Stamnes, Editor(s)

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