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2912 VOLUME 58J O U R N A L O F T H E A T M O S P H E R I C S C I E N C E S 2001 American Meteorological Society
 

Summary: 2912 VOLUME 58J O U R N A L O F T H E A T M O S P H E R I C S C I E N C E S
2001 American Meteorological Society
Variability of Optical Depth and Effective Radius in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
M. SZCZODRAK
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
P. H. AUSTIN
Atmospheric Sciences Programme, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
P. B. KRUMMEL
CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Victoria, Australia
(Manuscript received 31 January 2000, in final form 12 March 2001)
ABSTRACT
Radiance measurements made by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) at 1-km (nadir)
spatial resolution were used to retrieve cloud optical depth ( ) and cloud droplet effective radius (reff) for 31
marine boundary layer clouds over the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Southern Ocean near Tasmania.
In the majority of these scenes (each roughly 256 256 km2
in extent) and reff are strongly correlated,
with linear least squares yielding a regression curve of the form reff
1/5
. This relationship is consistent with
an idealized model of a nonprecipitating layer cloud in which 1) the average cloud liquid water content increases

  

Source: Austin, Philip H. - Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

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