Vol. 22, issue 03, article # 2

Savchenko O. V., Vagin N. I., Morozov A. M. Histogram of orientation distribution for snowflakes in fresh snow cover. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2009. V. 22. No. 03. P. 222-224 [in Russian].
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Albedo of a snow cover is determined in part by orientation of surface snowflakes. We have studied this orientation experimentally for the upper layer of snow cover forming specular reflection. Angular histograms of these distributions are presented. A model distribution approximating the histograms is proposed.


snow cover; specular reflection; probability density