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Detection and analysis of cirrus clouds using passive infrared satellite data
Author(s): Robert P. d'Entremont
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Paper Abstract

In recent yecas much attention has been devoted to the effect that clouds have on the radiative exchanges that take place in the Earth-atmosphere system. Solar arid thermal nonlinear radiation feedback processes that take place among layered clouds and the Earth's surface (water, land, snow, arid ice) play a central role in influencing and moderating global climatic change. The current consensus among cloud-climate researchers is that they have a net cooling effect on climate, but to how great a degree is as yet in question.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1934, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154901
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Robert P. d'Entremont, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1934:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
David K. Lynch, Editor(s)

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