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Application of radiative perturbation theory to atmospheric remote sensing
Author(s): Michael A. Box; C. Sendra; C. Wong; Thomas Trautmann
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Paper Abstract

Radiative perturbation theory is a technique for calculating the influence of selected atmospheric variations on certain radiative effects, such as fluxes, heating rates, exiting radiances, etc. This technique has already demonstrated its utility by its ability to handle the wide variability of aerosol optical properties. To date, all applications have been to azimuth- averaged effects, such as fluxes and heating rates. In the present study, we have looked at exiting radiances, and how these may be affected by perturbations to the aerosol phase function. Radiative perturbation theory is the ideal tool for such a study, as it is able to show explicitly the sensitivity of exiting radiances to selected parameters in the Legendre series expansion of the phase function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2049, Atmospheric Radiation, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163500
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Box, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
C. Sendra, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
C. Wong, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Thomas Trautmann, Univ. Mainz (Germany)

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

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