Radiative properties of cirrus clouds

P. P. ANIKIN, E. M. FEIGELSON, I. A. GORCHAKOVA, T. A. TARASOVA, L. V. KRAVETS, N. A. ZAYTSEVA, G. M. ABAKUMOVA, E. I. NESVAL, T. B. YEVNEVICH, T. A. TOCHILKINA, A. G. PETRUSHIN

Abstract

Results are presented of a ground based experiment for studying heights, thicknesses, optical properties of cirrus clouds and radiative fluxes. Theoretical studies concerning some diffraction effects, inverse problems of lidar sounding, and construction of optical models of cirrus clouds are described. Calculations of fluxes of solar and thermal radiation, albedo, and radiative balances are performed and compared with experimental data.

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