Vol. 8, issue 01-02, article # 11

Zuev V. E., Titov G. A. Radiation effects in broken cloudiness. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1995. V. 8. No. 01-02. P. 201-223. PDF
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This paper discusses the state and prospects in the theory of radiative transfer in a broken cloudiness. It shows that the effects connected with stochastic cloud geometry may strongly affect the radiative transfer. This must be accounted for when interpreting the albedo paradox and anomalous absorption in the near—IR spectral range as well as in radiation modules of GCMs and in algorithms for retrieving an albedo and cloud—cover parameters from satellite measurements.