3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres
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.
Assesses and distills decades of development in three-dimensional cloud radiationIncludes a section on the fundamental physics and computational techniquesFocuses closely on the impact of clouds on the Earth's radiation budget - an essential aspect of climate modeling - and remote observation of cloudsThis multiauthor work is the only book of its kind that treats this important topic of atmospheric physics at the graduate student level