Vol. 20, issue 02, article # 4

pdf Shamanaev V. S., Penner I. E., Kokhanenko G. P. Optical inhomogeneities of the cloud base. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2007. V. 20. No. 02. P. 109-113.
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In the experiments on laser sounding of the cloud base (CB), CB height horizontal distributions, the gradient of the scattering coefficient in the cloud boundary, and the vertically averaged scattering coefficient have been measured. Further, the energy spectra of the parameters and their fluctuations were calculated. The shape of the spectra was shown to be qualitatively close to that measured using an airborne lidar at the cloud top. Even the presence of strongly inhomogeneous CB with the step-wise height variations and precipitations does not change the situation.