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Time dependence of the earth's radiation fields determined from ERBS and NOAA-9 satellites
Author(s): Edwin F. Harrison; Patrick Minnis; Bruce R. Barkstrom; Bruce A. Wielicki; Gary G. Gibson; Frederick M. Denn; David R. Doelling; David W. Young
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Paper Abstract

Satellite measurements from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) are providing important quantitative data on the diurnal variability of broadband shortwave and longwave radiation. The results derived from the combination of the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and NOAA-9 indicate that the largest diurnal variations in longwave radiation occur typically over deserts and over land areas which experience intense convective activity. Maximum values of the albedo diurnal amplitude factor are over oceans. Seasonal and cloud cover variations have important effects on the diurnal cycles of Earth's radiation budget. ERBE results derived for individual regions are in substantial agreement with the diurnal results derived from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1299, Long-Term Monitoring of the Earth's Radiation Budget, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21380
Show Author Affiliations
Edwin F. Harrison, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Patrick Minnis, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Bruce R. Barkstrom, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Gary G. Gibson, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
Frederick M. Denn, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
David R. Doelling, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
David W. Young, 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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