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Surface radiation budget: current perspective
Author(s): Wayne L. Darnell; W. Frank Staylor; Shashi K. Gupta; Anne C. Wilber; Nancy A. Ritchey
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Paper Abstract

The surface radiation budget of the Earth is important in climate research because it gives an understanding of the distribution of solar and IR radiation exchanges at the surface. Data on the distribution and exchange of these surface radiations are needed over the entire Earth on a long-term basis. Global satellite data coupled with highly developed models now provide estimates of the surface radiation budget which are near the accuracy required for climate research. A description of surface radiation research its current state and planned programs are presented. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1299, Long-Term Monitoring of the Earth's Radiation Budget, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21376
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne L. Darnell, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
W. Frank Staylor, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Shashi K. Gupta, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
Anne C. Wilber, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
Nancy A. Ritchey, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1299:
Long-Term Monitoring of the Earth's Radiation Budget
Bruce R. Barkstrom, Editor(s)

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