Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2359–2372, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2359-2017

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2359–2372, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2359-2017

Research article 15 Feb 2017

Research article | 15 Feb 2017

Directional, horizontal inhomogeneities of cloud optical thickness fields retrieved from ground-based and airbornespectral imaging

Michael Schäfer et al.

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Cloud optical thickness fields, retrieved from solar spectral radiance measurements, are used to investigate the directional structure of horizontal cloud inhomogeneities with scalar one-dimensional inhomogeneity parameters, two-dimensional auto-correlation functions, and two-dimensional Fourier analysis. The investigations reveal that it is not sufficient to quantify horizontal cloud inhomogeneities by one-dimensional inhomogeneity parameters; two-dimensional parameters are necessary.
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