Vol. 11, issue 01, article # 1

pdf Mel'nikova I. N. Vertical profile of the spectral scattering and absorption coefficients of stratus clouds. Part I: Theory. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1998. V. 11. No. 01. P. 1-6.
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Formulas are derived which, by using asymptotic formulas of the theory of radiative transfer, express volume scattering and absorption coefficients through hemispherical fluxes of solar radiation in the optically thick plane layer and in the system of several layers. The accuracy and applicability of formulas are assessed. From the results obtained, it is possible to determine the vertical profile of spectral dependences of the optical parameters of stratus clouds.