Vol. 7, issue 07, article # 1

pdf Zimin D. A., Titov G. A. Mean fluxes and brightness fields in statistically homogeneous broken clouds. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1994. V. 7. No. 07. P. 457-462.
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In this paper we present a study of the sensitivity of solar radiation statistical characteristics, due to modulation by statistically homogeneous cumulus clouds, to variations in the geometric shapes of cloud bottoms. It is shown that the mean fluxes and brightness fields, as calculated using four different cloud models (with the same probability of the Sun shadowing by a cloud), only weakly depend on the shape of individual cloud bottoms.