Short-Wave Solar Radiation in the Earth's Atmosphere

Calculation, Observation, Interpretation

  • Irina N. Melnikova
  • Alexander V. Vasilyev

About this book


Based on data from an experiment which ran for ten years, this book summarizes the results of the Atmospheric Physics Department of the St. Petersburg University and the Main Geophysical Observatory. The processed data now forms a rich dataset of spectral values of radiative characteristics under different atmospheric conditions. The analysis of this database clearly shows that the solar radiative absorption in a dusty and cloudy atmosphere is significantly higher than assumed to date. Both graduate students of atmospheric sciences as well as scientists and researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology will find a wealth of new data and information in this monograph.


Absorption Airborne Observations Atmospheric Sciences Climatology Cloud Environmental Sciences Meteorology

Authors and affiliations

  • Irina N. Melnikova
    • 1
  • Alexander V. Vasilyev
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center of Ecological SafetyRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussian Federation
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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