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Sensing Ice Clouds from Satellites

  • James T. Bunting

Abstract

The Meteorology Division of the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory seeks improved techniques to detect cloud properties from satellites. Radiative transfer models for clouds are important tools for technique development; however, their applications to ice clouds are highly tentative due to limited knowledge of light scattering in ice clouds. The problem exists for terrestrial radiation in the IR, as well as scattered sunlight in the visible and near-IR.

Keywords

Water Cloud Specular Reflection Radiative Transfer Model Cloud Analysis Cloudy Area 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • James T. Bunting
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  1. 1.Air Force Geophysics LaboratoryHanscom AFBUSA

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