Vol. 10, issue 12, article # 9

pdf Goryachev B. V., Kabanov M. V., Mogil'nitskii S. B. Some peculiarities in the radiation transfer through a cloudy atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1997. V. 10. No. 12. P. 919-922.
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Some peculiarities of the optical radiation propagation through clouds are treated in this paper. The clouds of the highest symmetry are shown to be the main contributors into the albedo of a cloudy atmosphere. The effect of anomalous transmission of broken clouds for radiation is a consequence of both the clearing-up of the disperse medium layer at its breaking and of a sharp fall off of the absorption caused by the increase of the cloud quantity followed by a decrease in the optical size of an isolated cloud. In a stratified cloudiness the decisive influence on the transmittance and reflectance is exerted by the upper layer of the clouds.