Break-up of stratus cloud structure predicted from non-Brownian motion liquid water and brightness temperature fluctuations

K. Ivanova, M. Ausloos, E. E. Clothiaux, T. P. Ackerman

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Abstract

The Detrended Fluctuation Analysis statistical method is applied to microwave radiometer and infrared thermometer radiance data in order to examine stratus cloud dynamics. The existence of long-range power law correlations in stratus cloud liquid water path and radiance (brightness temperature) fluctuations is demonstrated to occur over about a two-hour period. Moreover, using a finite-size (time) interval window, a change from non-Brownian to Brownian fluctuation regimes is clearly shown to define the cloud structure changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-46
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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