TSU will improve the accuracy of weather forecasting
Alexander Konoshonkin, an associate professor at TSU and head of the laboratory of the Institute of Atmospheric Optics named after V.E. Zuyev, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has completed a project to develop a theoretical model of light scattering on cirrus clouds during laser probing. This model will help to produce more accurate weather forecasts and to explain and predict global climate change.
Cirrus clouds are located 8-12 kilometers above the earth and are clouds of the upper tier. They consist of ice crystals that can change their position in space. The amount of solar energy entering the earth's atmosphere can change depending on the orientation of the crystals, and that means that cirrus clouds are directly related to the planet’s weather and climate and largely determine the amount of heat in the atmosphere.