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Mishchenko et al. 2015

Mishchenko, M., L. Travis, and A. Lacis, 2015: Radiation transfer in the atmosphere: Scattering. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Second Edition. G.R. North, J. Pyle, and F. Zhang, Eds. Elsevier/Academic Press, pp. 5:27-5:36, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-382225-3.00340-6.

Sunlight illuminating the Earth's atmosphere is scattered by gas molecules and suspended particles, giving rise to blue skies, white clouds, and optical displays such as rainbows and halos. By scattering and absorbing the shortwave solar radiation and the longwave radiation emitted by the underlying surface, cloud and aerosol particles strongly affect the radiation budget of the terrestrial climate system. As a consequence of the dependence of scattering characteristics on particle size, morphology, and composition, scattered light can be remarkably rich in information on particle properties and thus provides a sensitive tool for remote retrievals of macro- and microphysical parameters of clouds and aerosols.

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  author={Mishchenko, M. and Travis, L. and Lacis, A.},
  editor={North, G. R. and Pyle, J. and Zhang, F.},
  title={Radiation transfer in the atmosphere: Scattering},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Second Edition},
  publisher={Elsevier/Academic Press},

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RIS Citation

ID  - mi01120d
AU  - Mishchenko, M.
AU  - Travis, L.
AU  - Lacis, A.
ED  - North, G. R.
ED  - Pyle, J.
ED  - Zhang, F.
PY  - 2015
TI  - Radiation transfer in the atmosphere: Scattering
BT  - Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Second Edition
SP  - 5:27
EP  - 5:36
DO  - 10.1016/B978-0-12-382225-3.00340-6
PB  - Elsevier/Academic Press
ER  -

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