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Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds

Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar radiation.,
  • Tropical regions.,
  • Solar flux.,
  • Absorption spectra.,
  • Cloud cover.,
  • Atmospheric general circulation models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Pilewskie and Francisco P.J. Valero.
    SeriesNASA-TM -- 111894., NASA technical memorandum -- 111894.
    ContributionsValero, Francisco P. J., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15452295M

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Mar 17,  · 1. Science. Mar 17;() Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds. Pilewskie P, Valero FP. Aircraft measurements of solar flux in the cloudy tropical atmosphere reveal that solar absorption by clouds is anomalously Cited by: Get this from a library.

Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds. [Peter Pilewskie; Francisco P J Valero; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Mar 01,  · In connection with a number of recent publications on “anomalous” (“excessive”) absorption of shortwave radiation (SWR) by clouds, the data of aircraft observations of spectral and total SWR vertical profiles in the troposphere obtained within the CAENEX, GAAREX and FGGE programmes have been lombardspirit.com by: Jan 27,  · Abstract.

There has been a long history of unexplained anomalous absorption of solar radiation by clouds. Collocated satellite and surface measurements of solar radiation at five geographically diverse locations showed significant solar absorption by clouds, resulting in about 25 watts per square meter more global-mean absorption by the cloudy atmosphere than predicted by Cited by: Response: How Much Solar Radiation Do Clouds Absorb.

Many authors classified obtained experimental excess values of solar shortwave radiation absorption in clouds as effect of “anomal. Collocated satellite and surface measurements of solar radiation at five geographically diverse locations showed significant solar absorption by clouds, resulting in about 25 watts per square.

Soot and Absorption of Solar Radiation by Clouds. Soot within cloud droplets will again increase the droplets’ absorption of electromagnetic radiation and decrease their single scattering albedo.

This leads to an increased absorption of solar radiation within a cloud layer, to heating, and to a possible increased rate of evaporation of cloud. incorrect and would overestimate the potential absorption due to the dimer.

Overall, the Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds book absorption of solar radiation under both clear- and cloudy-sky conditions is found to be well reproduced by known absorption mechanisms. Anomalous Absorption Problem Although the suggestion that clouds absorb moreCited by: Solar observation is the scientific endeavor of studying the Sun and its behavior and relation to the Earth and the remainder of the Solar lombardspirit.comrate solar observation began thousands of years ago.

That initial era of direct observation gave way to telescopes in the s followed by satellites in. Atmospheric radiation has been measured worldwide for over a century, and the spatial and temporal coverage of observations has expanded greatly since the invention of satellites about 50 years ago.

Observable quantities include spectral light intensity and energy flux, which may be used to calculate heating rate and actinic flux. Jan 27,  · Collocated satellite and surface measurements of solar radiation at five geographically diverse locations showed significant solar absorption by clouds, resulting in about 25 watts per square meter more global-mean absorption by the cloudy atmosphere than predicted by theoretical lombardspirit.com by: Absorption of solar energy in cloudless and cloudy atmospheres over Germany and in GCMs Martin Wild Swiss Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds book Institute of Technology, Institute for Climate Research, Zurich, Switzerland Abstract.

Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds book and all-sky shortwave atmospheric ab- assessed using observational data from selected sites in Ger- Cited by: A companion study (Ramanathan et al, ) has Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds book a potential shortcoming in our knowledge of cloud-climate interactions; solar (shortwave) absorption by the cloudy atmosphere is greater Absorption of Solar Radiation by Clouds: Observations Versus Models | SpringerLinkCited by: A method Direct observations of excess solar absorption by clouds book computation of the direct absorption of solar radiation by the near infra‐red bands of water vapour and carbon dioxide in a cloudless, non‐scattering atmosphere using recent laboratory data compiled by Howard, Burch and Williams () is described.

Clouds and Solar Radiation Meteorology: An Introduction. 2 The temperature near the surface of the Earth is in thermodynamic equilibrium when the absorption of radiant energy from the sun is in approximate balance with cloud typing based on human visual observations of clouds provides valuable information on cloud genesis.

Jun 01,  · Excess Diffuse Light Absorption in Upper Mesophyll Limits CO 2 Drawdown and Depresses Photosynthesis. Mason Earles, Guillaume Théroux-Rancourt, the shade-grown leaf used 88% and 91% of j max under diffuse and direct light, with excess absorption of 26% in both lombardspirit.com by: 7.

absorption are seen for optically-thin clouds. This might explain why the largest values of Rare often seen in re-gions with patchy clouds.

Scattering of solar radiation by thin clouds does not signi cantly increase the planetary albedo, but can increase the pathlength for. solar radiation intensity reaching the Earth’s surface may equal up to Wm−2 (Matuszko, ). Research goals The problem of the degree of absorption and trans-mission of solar radiation energy by different genera of clouds, despite its fundamental significance in cli-mate research, has not been adequately explained thusCited by: Nanofluid-Based Direct Absorption Solar Collector Todd Otanicar Loyola Marymount University, [email protected] P.

Phelan R. Prasher G. Rosengarten R. Taylor This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Mechanical Engineering at Digital Commons @ Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School.

Absorption of direct solar radiation by the atmosphere. Figure 6 The shortest wavelengths of the solar spectrum, the ultraviolet microns are absorbed by oxygen and nitrogen in the upper atmosphere above kilometers.; UV radiation between between and microns are absorbed by oxygen above 50 kilometers.

@article{osti_, title = {Surface solar radiation flux and cloud radiative forcing for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP): A satellite, surface observations, and radiative transfer model study}, author = {Gautier, C.

and Landsfeld, M.}, abstractNote = {This study presents surface solar radiation flux. Solar Radiation and Clouds While AMS does not routinely accept book proposals, it has many books of lasting record--biographies, histories, guides, and textbooks--on offer through this bookstore as well as through the University of Chicago Press.

to explore the extreme values as well as the more probable values of the radiative. Abstract. Direct-normal solar irradiance (DNSI), the total energy in the solar spectrum incident on a plane perpendicular to the Sun`s direction on a unit area at the earth`s surface in unit time, depends only on the atmospheric extinction of sunlight without regard to the details of extinction.

Mar 01,  · The study of clouds, where they occur, and their characteristics, plays a key role in the understanding of climate change. Low, thick clouds reflect solar radiation and cool the Earth's surface.

High, thin clouds transmit incoming solar radiation and also trap some of the outgoing infrared radiation emitted by the Earth, warming the lombardspirit.com: Steve Graham. Absorption is defined as a process in which solar radiation is retained by a substance and converted into heat energy.

The creation of heat energy also causes the substance to emit its own radiation. In general, the absorption of solar radiation by substances in the Earth's atmosphere results in temperatures that get no higher than ° Celsius.

Although no confirmed direct observations of the Oort cloud have been made, it may be the source of all long-period and Halley-type comets entering the inner Solar System, and many of the centaurs and Jupiter-family comets as well.

The existence of the Oort cloud was first postulated by Estonian astronomer Ernst Öpik in Oort. Atmospheric solar absorption is not directly observable on global scales. Hence the partitioning of known column solar heating between the atmosph ere and the surface is poorly constrained and is model based.

Global models estimate that clouds, aerosols, and trace gases absorb at least 20% of the solar radiation annually received by Earth [1,2]. Absorption of Solar Radiation in Broken Clouds V. Zuev, G. Titov, and T. Zhuravleva Institute of Atmospheric Optics Russian Academy of Sciences Tomsk, Russia Introduction It is recognized now that the plane-parallel model unsatisfactorily describes the transfer of radiation through broken clouds and that, consequently, the radiation codesCited by: 1.

Sep 01,  · The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has produced and made available a rich data set showing what happens, second-by-second, when clouds pass over a.

The next mission of the Nasa Solar Probe Plus will approach the Sun very closely allowing more direct observations. Plasmas/Plasma objects/Coronal clouds/Galaxies and Galactic coronal clouds "One question posed by these previous observations is where the absorption originates.

If a coronal cloud, the cloud is more than 15 kpc from the. Clouds and the Energy Cycle he study of clouds, where they occur, and their characteristics, may well be a central key to understanding climate change. Low, thick clouds primarily reflect solar radiation and cool the surface of the Earth.

High, thin clouds primarily transmit incoming solar radiation; at the same. Geography Weather and Climate Unit 1. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test.

PLAY. dry atmosphere might ransmit what percentage of the incoming solar radiation as direct beam radiation without scattering or absorption the area of net radiation gain lies north of the equator. Scattering by clouds is sometimes called. Non. models and observations has been called anomalous or enhanced or excess SW absorption.

(direct effects) and Wm-2 (cloud effects). There is also warming effect of aerosols Clear Sky Absorption of Solar Radiation by the Average Global Atmosphere. 23 forcing of Wm since [14].

In this treatment the absorption varies with the amount and type of clouds, the humidity, the zenith angle of the Sun, and the albedo of the earth's surface. Within the stratosphere the absorption also depends on the vertical distribution of ozone.

Here is my personal selection of Solar Astronomy books. Who do I think would also enjoy this book: all solar observers as it is interesting to see how the solar surface has been depicted in the past and anyone who is interested in the history of astronomy and wishes to learn more about past solar observers and observations of the Sun.

Solar Radiation and how the Atmosphere is Heated As the temperature profile of the Earth shows, several factors contribute to the heating of that takes place in the thermosphere is the direct result of this absorption of solar gamma and x radiation. As we discussed yesterday, solar ultraviolet light is absorbed by ozone in the.

The Absorption of Solar Energy. Part 1: The Absorption of Radiation Energy in General The Solar Spectrum. Solar energy consists of a continuum (a series of values that change without a gap from one into.

another). This continuum ranges from very short to. • Solar radiation that is not reflected is absorbed by rocks, soil, water, and other surface materials.

When this happens, the radiation heats the surface materials. • Gas molecules, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere absorb the infrared rays. • The. Earth's energy budget accounts for the balance between the energy that Earth receives from the Sun, and the energy the Earth radiates back into outer space after having been distributed throughout the five components of Earth's climate system and having thus powered Earth’s so-called heat engine.

This system is made up of Earth's water, ice, atmosphere, rocky crust, and all living things. Sep 12,  · atmosphere (clouds, atmospheric gases, aerosol) ~ 45 % of solar radiation is absorbed by the surface (oceans, land surface) Influence of Clouds on Shortwave Radiation Balance Clear conditions (no clouds): o ~ 70 % of solar radiation is absorbed by the surface (55% direct, 15% diffuse sky radiation) o only ~ 13 % of solar radiation is reflected.

Absorption pdf scattering (reflection) by the atmosphere and clouds-- Absorption of solar radiation in the atmosphere occurs as radiant energy interacts with different atmospheric components. On average, about 15% of incoming solar radiation is absorbed by atmospheric molecules such as water vapor, oxygen and small particulates (aerosols).2b.

What additional processes (besides absorption) affect radiation reaching the surface of Earth? 2c. What percentage of incoming solar radiation is affected by absorption and scattering (or reflection)?

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