- Conference date: 6–10 August 2012
- Location: Dahlem Cube, Free University, Berlin
This study presents preliminary results to investigate the impact of cirrus cloud heterogeneities on the thermal infrared radiative transfer in the Earth atmosphere. We use the code 3DCLOUD to generate cloud scenes and the 3D radiative transfer code 3DMCPOL extended to the thermal infrared to simulate measurements of the Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) onboard the satellite CALIPSO. This paper shows that, the differences between 3D and ID brightness temperatures fields at a spatial resolution of 1 km are significant (up to 7K) and strongly dependent of the macrophysical and microphysical cloud properties.
- Atmospheric temperature
- Radiative transfer
- Atmospheric physics
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