Accession Number : ADA336787

Title :   Modeling of Cloud/Radiation Processes for Cirrus Cloud Formation

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 94-30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Liou, K. N. ; Ou, S. C. ; Gu, Y. ; Yang, P. ; Frankel, D.

PDF Url : ADA336787

Report Date : 30 NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This technical report includes five reprints and pre-prints of papers associated with the modeling of cirrus cloud and radiation processes as well as remote sensing of cloud optical and microphysical properties from an airborne spectrometer based on radiative transfer principles. The time-dependent two-dimensional cirrus model includes a second-order turbulence closure scheme, an advanced interactive radiative transfer scheme, and ice microphysics parameterization. This model is used to understand the physical processes governing the formation and evolution of cirrostratus clouds.

Descriptors :   *CIRRUS CLOUDS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, TIME DEPENDENCE, AIRBORNE, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, REMOTE DETECTORS, CONDENSATION TRAILS, CLOUD PHYSICS, SPECTROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE