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Main Title 3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres [electronic resource] /
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
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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.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Physics of Earth and Space Environments,
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2005
Series Title Untraced Physics of Earth and Space Environments,
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131217213140
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03318nam a22004815i 45