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Spectral albedo and inside radiant flux density of snow by a multiple scattering model
Author(s): Teruo Aoki; Tadao Aoki; Masashi Fukabori
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Paper Abstract

The spectral albedo of snow surface and the radiant flux density inside the snow are investigated by a multiple scattering model for the atmosphere-snow system. When the snow is composed of two layers with different grain sizes, albedos at the wavelengths shorter and longer than 1.4 micrometers are close to the albedos of the lower and upper layer, respectively. On the other hand, the spectral distribution of the radiant flux density inside the snow changes with the optical depth. When the optical depth of snow increases, the blue light at the wavelength from 0.45 to 0.50 micrometers becomes relatively stronger than other wavelengths. This effect is remarkable for the snow with large grain size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2049, Atmospheric Radiation, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163522
Show Author Affiliations
Teruo Aoki, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
Tadao Aoki, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
Masashi Fukabori, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)

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

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