Vol. 15, issue 10, article # 12

Prigarin S.M., Zhuravleva T.B., Volikova P.V. Poisson model of multilayer broken clouds. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 10. P. 832-838.
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Abstract:

A Poisson model of multilayer broken clouds with correlations between layers is proposed. We discuss the results of a numerical experiment, in which the radiative characteristics of two-layer clouds are calculated by the Monte Carlo method. It is shown that the correlation between cloud layers can substantially affect the mean radiative fluxes.

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