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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4283–4303, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4283-2017

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4283–4303, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4283-2017
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Potential of remote sensing of cirrus optical thickness by airborne spectral radiance measurements at different sideward viewing angles

Kevin Wolf et al.

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The potential of airborne radiance measurements in the sideward and nadir directions for cirrus remote sensing is investigated. Therefore radiative transfer simulations were used and the sensitivity of upward radiance with respect to optical thickness, effective radius, surface albedo, wavelength and viewing angle was studied. It was shown that sideward observations lead to more accurate retrieval results. Investigating a case study of ML-CIRRUS, these findings are confirmed.
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