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Interaction of solar radiation with aerosols and molecules within clouds
Author(s): Irina N. Melnikova
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Paper Abstract

Optical parameters of clouds retrieved from numerous spectral radiation observation of different kinds revealed a dramatic conflict with results simulated with the scattering Mie theory. Namely, true absorption appears greater than it follows from Mie theory and the scattering coefficient together with the optical thickness exhibit clear spectral dependence. Obtained values of the optical parameters easily explain the "anomalous absorption" within clouds heatedly discussed last decade.

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Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5829, 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617351
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Irina N. Melnikova, Research Ctr. for Ecological Safety (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5829:
13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments
Anatoli G. Borovoi, Editor(s)

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