Vol. 31, issue 09, article # 8

Chesnokova T. Yu., Firsov K. M., Razmolov A. A. Contribution of the water vapor continuum absorption to radiative balance of the atmosphere with cirrus clouds. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2018. V. 31. No. 09. P. 743–751. DOI: 10.15372/AOO20180908 [in Russian].
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The upward and downward fluxes of solar and thermal radiation are simulated for the meteorological conditions typical for midlatitude summer. The atmospheric radiative balance due to cirrus cloudiness with different depth is assessed. The sensitivity of the radiative forcing to models of water vapor continual absorption is estimated.


atmospheric radiative transfer, water vapor continuum, cirrus clouds


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