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Surface radiation budget in the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System effort and in the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
Author(s): Thomas P. Charlock; Fred G. Rose; G. Louis Smith
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Paper Abstract

The surface radiation budget (SRB) and the atmospheric radiative flux divergence (ARD) are vital components of the weather and climate system. We explain the importance of radiation in a complex international scientific endeavor the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) . The radiative transfer techniques and satellite instrumentation that will be used to retrieve the SRB and ARD later in this decade with the Clouds and the Earth''s Radiant Energy System (CERES) are discussed CERES is a component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite program. Examples of consistent SRB and ARD retrievals made with Nimbus-7 and International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) data from July 1983 are presented. 1.

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Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1299, Long-Term Monitoring of the Earth's Radiation Budget, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21377
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Thomas P. Charlock, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Fred G. Rose, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
G. Louis Smith, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (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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