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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2000
  • pp: 3561–3564

Experimental and theoretical spectral reflection properties of ice clouds generated in a laboratory chamber

Brian Barkey, K. N. Liou, Yoshihide Takano, and Werner Gellerman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 21, pp. 3561-3564 (2000)

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In a preliminary experimental program, the measured bidirectional reflection properties between 1.0 and 3.5 µm from a grating spectrometer with a resolution of approximately 0.1 µm for ice crystal clouds generated in a cold chamber are compared with theoretical results computed from a line-by-line equivalent solar radiative transfer model. The theoretical calculations are based on the measured habits, concentrations, and sizes of the ice particles from replicas of the ice crystals that show a mean maximum size of approximately 7 µm. The experimental design was first tested with transmission measurements in a pure water-vapor environment that compare closely with theoretical expectations. Within the uncertainties and in consideration of the assumptions necessitated by the preliminary nature of this program, there is a close comparison between the experimental and theoretical results.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena

Original Manuscript: July 21, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2000
Published: July 20, 2000

Brian Barkey, K. N. Liou, Yoshihide Takano, and Werner Gellerman, "Experimental and theoretical spectral reflection properties of ice clouds generated in a laboratory chamber," Appl. Opt. 39, 3561-3564 (2000)

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