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Model For Approximating Extinction, Backscatter, And Absorption Profiles Associated With Low Stratus Clouds And Subcloud Regions
Author(s): Neal Kilmer; Henry Rachele
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Paper Abstract

Drop size distributions from a composite of models are used to generate vertical profiles of extinction, backscatter, and absorption in low stratus clouds and associated subcloud regions. Interpolation by splines is used in estimating total cross-sectional areas of droplets in relatively narrow intervals to produce relatively smooth profiles. Drop size distributions and vertical profiles of effective complex indices of refraction of drops, extinction, backscatter, scattering, absorption, and meteorological range for a wavelength of 0.55 μm are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960885
Show Author Affiliations
Neal Kilmer, Physical Science Laboratory (United States)
Henry Rachele, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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