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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title 3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Marshak, Alexander.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Anthony.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QC801-809
ISBN 9783540285199
Subjects Physical geography. ; Meteorology. ; Astrophysics.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-28519-9
Collation XII, 686 p. 227 illus. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preliminaries -- Scales, Tools and Reminiscences -- Observing Clouds and Their Optical Properties -- Fundamentals -- A Primer in 3D Radiative Transfer -- Numerical Methods -- Approximation Methods in Atmospheric 3D Radiative Transfer Part 1: Resolved Variability and Phenomenology -- Climate -- Approximation Methods in Atmospheric 3D Radiative Transfer Part 2: Unresolved Variability and Climate Applications -- 3D Radiative Transfer in Stochastic Media -- Effective Cloud Properties for Large-Scale Models -- Broadband Irradiances and Heating Rates for Cloudy Atmospheres -- Longwave Radiative Transfer in Inhomogeneous Cloud Layers -- Remote Sensing -- 3D Radiative Transfer in Satellite Remote Sensing of Cloud Properties -- Horizontal Fluxes and Radiative Smoothing -- Photon Paths and Cloud Heterogeneity: An Observational Strategy to Assess Effects of 3D Geometry on Radiative Transfer -- 3D Radiative Transfer in Vegetation Canopies and Cloud-Vegetation Interaction. Developments in three-dimensional cloud radiation over the past few decades are assessed and distilled into this contributed volume. Chapters are authored by subject-matter experts who address a broad audience of graduate students, researchers, and anyone interested in cloud- radiation processes in the solar and infrared spectral regions. After two introductory chapters and a section on the fundamental physics and computational techniques, the volume extensively treats two main application areas: the impact of clouds on the Earth's radiation budget, which is an essential aspect of climate modeling; and remote observation of clouds, especially with the advanced sensors on current and future satellite missions.