3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres

  • Alexander Marshak
  • Anthony Davis

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Preliminaries

    1. W.J. Wiscombe
      Pages 3-92
    2. E.E. Clothiaux, H.W. Barker, A.V. Korolev
      Pages 93-150
  3. Fundamentals

    1. A.B. Davis, Y. Knyazikhin
      Pages 153-242
    2. K.F. Evans, A. Marshak
      Pages 243-281
  4. Climate

  5. Remote Sensing

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 653-686

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Marshak
    • 1
  • Anthony Davis
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate and Radiation BranchNASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Space and Remote Sensing Sciences Group (ISR-2)Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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