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By Alexander Marshak, Anthony Davis

Advancements in 3-dimensional cloud radiation over the last few a long time are assessed and distilled into this contributed quantity. Chapters are authored through subject-matter specialists who address a wide viewers of graduate scholars, researchers, and someone attracted to cloud-radiation procedures within the sunlight and infrared spectral regions. After introductory chapters and a bit at the basic physics and computational thoughts, the amount largely treats major software parts: the impression of clouds at the Earth's radiation price range, that's a vital element of weather modeling; and distant statement of clouds, specially with the complex sensors on present and destiny satellite tv for pc missions.

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Vernon told me radiation was not a high priority on these research flights. By contrast, the turbulence probes on the nose barber pole, and the radar inside the nose cone, were state of the art. The radiation people who had grown up inside atmospheric science were incapable of seeing the gross incongruity of $1000 commercial radiometers not adapted for aircraft use flying alongside much more expensive instruments designed specifically for aircraft. It was an eye-opening experience, and as seminal in shaping my future drive for better radiation instruments and experiments as the review of my 1975 paper had been.

Because the census takers are drunk and disorderly, their survey converges ever so slowly to the correct solution. But a good part is: bias can only creep in if the census takers are not sufficiently drunk – that is, if they actually try to purposefully control their wanderings. Getting them drunk enough corresponds to using a sufficiently good random number generator. Americans may take umbrage at the idea that their loose language of photons and trajectories is misleading. But it is easy to get confused when one talks about specific typical wavelengths and specific types of scatterer.

J. Wiscombe and cloud-physics dropsondes, all carrying miniaturized cloud physics instrumentation. The last decade of my career has been spent on a deep involvement with ARM and with trying to push new instruments, tools, observing strategies, and platforms, and new ways of doing field science. I am very proud of the work of my ARM group – Alexander Marshak, Anthony Davis, Frank Evans, Robert Pincus, and now Yuri Knyazikhin and Christine Chiu – and am privileged to have been able to point such talented people in promising directions and then give them their heads to run like the wind.

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