Accession Number : AD0667413

Title :   THE THICKNESS AND RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS OF ST AND SC CLOUDS AS DETERMINED BY THE INTENSITY OF TOTAL RADIATION AT THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH.

Descriptive Note : Research translation,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Goisa,N. I. ; Zheleznyakova,T. V.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The relation between the intensity of total radiation at the surface of the earth and the thickness of St and Sc clouds is investigated. Nomograms are plotted which permit the thickness of St and Sc layers to be determined with adequate accuracy. The nomograms are used to compute the coefficients of the total extinction of radiation by clouds and to derive the relationship of these coefficients with the altitude of the sun and the thickness of the cloud layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOUDS, *SOLAR RADIATION), INTENSITY, THICKNESS, STRATUS CLOUDS, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, ALBEDO, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ABSORPTION, MEASUREMENT, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, USSR, EARTH(PLANET), SURFACE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE