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Subvisual cirrus: associations to the dynamic atmosphere and radiative effects
Author(s): Eric O. Schmidt; David K. Lynch
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Paper Abstract

Subvisual cirrus is defined as optically thin cirrus with visible optical depth □ 0.05. This includes threshold subvisual cirrus as defined in the literature. Subvisual cirrus is associated with at least five different dynamical phenomenon in the atmosphere. These associations are: 1) equatorial, 2) frontal, 3) jet stream, 4) orographic and 5) other types. Characteristic properties of each cirrus association derived from observations reported in the literature are provided. Rough estimates of the effects of subvisual cirrus on vertical profiles of atmospheric radiances show that these clouds have the potential to significantly affect sensor performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2578, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228925
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Eric O. Schmidt, TASC, Inc. (United States)
David K. Lynch, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2578:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
David K. Lynch; Eric P. Shettle, Editor(s)

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