Photon path length distributions provide insights of radiative transfer through various cloudy conditions, substantially improving our understanding of where water vapor absorbs solar radiation as both the water vapor and radiation is modulated by clouds.
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(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
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