Radiative properties of ice clouds [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Research, 1996. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- pages 215-217 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A new treatment of cirrus cloud radiative properties has been developed, based on anomalous diffraction theory (ADT), which does not parameterize size distributions in terms of an effective radius. Rather, is uses the size distribution parameters directly, and explicitly considers the ice particle shapes. There are three fundamental features which characterize this treatment: (1) the ice path radiation experiences as it travels through an ice crystal is parameterized, (2) only determines the amount of radiation scattered and absorbed, and (3) as in other treatments, the projected area of the size distribution is conserved. The first two features are unique to this treatment, since it does not convert the ice particles into equivalent volume or area spheres in order to apply Mie theory.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/1996., "conf-9503140--", "DE96010942", 5. atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM) science team meeting, San Diego, CA (United States), 19-23 Mar 1995., and Mitchell, D.L.; Carter, E.; Koracin, D.
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