DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005707
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Abstract: [1] Using high-resolution oxygen A band spectrometry (l/Dl = 60000) in the 767.7-770.7 nm wavelength range, we investigate the first and second moments of the distributions of path lengths of photons in transmitted skylight for different cloud conditions. Our observations are supported by measurements of column liquid water path by multichannel microwave radiometry, cloud structure by millimeter cloud radar observations, and cloud base by a laser ceilometer. For the investigated multilayer cloud covers (decks…

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