Vol. 29, issue 10, article # 7

Firsov K.M., Chesnokova T.Yu., Klitochenko I.I. Contribution of water vapor continuum absorption to longwave radiative fluxes in the cloudy and cloudless atmosphere. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2016. V. 29. No. 10. P. 843–849 [in Russian].
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Abstract:

The atmospheric transparency window of 8–12 μm is one of the main spectral intervals forming thermal balance of the atmosphere; at that, the contribution of continual absorption to the radiative balance is the most significant. The results of simulation of upward and downward fluxes for different meteorological situations (cloudy and cloudless) are presented; and role of H2O continuum is estimated with use of different models of continual absorption.

Keywords:

water vapor continual absorption, cirrus cloud, transfer of radiation, radiative forcing

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