Physics of Earth and Space Environments

3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres

Editors: Marshak, Alexander, Davis, Anthony (Eds.)

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Developments in three-dimensional cloud radiation over the past few decades are assessed and distilled into this contributed volume. Chapters are authored by subject-matter experts who address a broad audience of graduate students, researchers, and anyone interested in cloud- radiation processes in the solar and infrared spectral regions. After two introductory chapters and a section on the fundamental physics and computational techniques, the volume extensively treats two main application areas: the impact of clouds on the Earth's radiation budget, which is an essential aspect of climate modeling; and remote observation of clouds, especially with the advanced sensors on current and future satellite missions.

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"The book is a tour de force, a thorough description of the pioneering work on 3D radiative transfer for the past couple of decades. Much of this work was undertaken by the sixteen authors and two editors." Jim Coackley, AMS Bulletin, 2007

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Scales, Tools and Reminiscences

    Pages 3-92

    Wiscombe, W.J.

  • Observing Clouds and Their Optical Properties

    Pages 93-150

    Clothiaux, E.E. (et al.)

  • A Primer in 3D Radiative Transfer

    Pages 153-242

    Davis, A.B. (et al.)

  • Numerical Methods

    Pages 243-281

    Evans, K.F. (et al.)

  • Approximation Methods in Atmospheric 3D Radiative Transfer Part 1: Resolved Variability and Phenomenology

    Pages 283-340

    Davis, A.B. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres
Editors
  • Alexander Marshak
  • Anthony Davis
Series Title
Physics of Earth and Space Environments
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28519-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28519-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23958-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06303-9
Series ISSN
1610-1677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 686
Number of Illustrations
233 b/w illustrations
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