Numerical Analysis and Applications

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 285–292 | Cite as

Simulation of vector semibinary homogeneous random fields and modeling of broken clouds

  • S. M. PrigarinEmail author
  • A. L. Marshak


A vector-valued homogeneous random field is said to be semibinary if its single-point marginal distribution is a sum of a singular distribution and a continuous one. In this paper, we present methods of numerical simulation of semibinary fields on the basis of the correlation structure and the marginal distribution. As an example we construct a combined model of cloud top height and optical thickness using satellite observations.

Key words

simulation of stochastic fields semibinary and quasi-Gaussian random fields correlations marginal distribution simulation of stochastic structure of clouds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.NASAGoddard Space Flight Center (Code 613.2)GreenbeltUSA

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