Simulated radiance patterns for Mie absorbing finite clouds
Calculations were made of the scattering of sunlight from finite and infinite clouds composed of particles which were capable of both scattering and absorption. Results of Mie absorption upon shortwave irradiance values and radiance patterns of finite (cubic) and infinite (layer) clouds are presented over a range of single scattering albedos (ωₒ) from 1.0 to 0.9 and solar zenith angles of 0°, 30°, and 60°. A finite cloud is shown to absorb a smaller fraction of incident light than an infinite cloud at all sun angles and values of single scattering albedo. Both cloud types show a maximum fraction ...
(For more, see "View full record.")