REFLECTIVITY OF THE ATMOSPHERE-INHOMOGENEOUS SURFACES SYSTEM: LABORATORY SIMULATION.

Yuri Mekler, Yoram J. Kaufman, Robert S. Fraser

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Theoretical two- and three-dimensional solutions of the radiative transfer equation have been applied to the earth-atmosphere system. Such solutions have not been verified experimentally. A laboratory experiment simulates such a system to test the theory. The atmosphere was simulated by latex spheres suspended in water and the ground by a nonuniform surface, half white and half black. A stable radiation source provided uniform illumination over the hydrosol. The upward radiance along a line orthogonal to the boundary of the two-halves field was recorded for different amounts of the hydrosol. The simulation is a well-defined radiative transfer experiment to test radiative transfer models involving nonuniform surfaces. Good agreement is obtained between the measured and theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2595-2604
Number of pages10
JournalJournals of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume41
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'REFLECTIVITY OF THE ATMOSPHERE-INHOMOGENEOUS SURFACES SYSTEM: LABORATORY SIMULATION.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this