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Model For Estimating Vertical Extinction Profiles In Low Stratus Subclouds
Author(s): Henry Rachele; Neal Kilmer
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Paper Abstract

A microphysical model is presented which can be used to provide first approximations of vertical extinction profiles for low stratus subclouds. The thermodynamic portion of the model is based on particle growth models by Hanel, drop-size distributions by Duncan and Low, or Shettle and Fenn, bulk phase change thermodynamics, and a mass balance formulation. Complex indices of refraction are estimated using mixture rules by Hanel, and transmission characteristics are determined by using Mie theory. Results obtained for adiabatic and nonadiabatic conditions are presented.

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Date Published: 10 August 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0926, Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering, (10 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945765
Show Author Affiliations
Henry Rachele, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)
Neal Kilmer, New Mexico State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0926:
Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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