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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment
Abstract Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is an investigation to examine the role of cloud/radiation feedback in the Earth's climate system. The CERES broadband scanningExpand
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Toward Optimal Closure of the Earth's Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget
Abstract Despite recent improvements in satellite instrument calibration and the algorithms used to determine reflected solar (SW) and emitted thermal (LW) top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes, aExpand
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Efficacy of climate forcings
[1] We use a global climate model to compare the effectiveness of many climate forcing agents for producing climate change. We find a substantial range in the “efficacy” of different forcings, whereExpand
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THE CALIPSO MISSION: A Global 3D View of Aerosols and Clouds
Aerosols and clouds have important effects on Earth's climate through their effects on the radiation budget and the cycling of water between the atmosphere and Earth's surface. Limitations in ourExpand
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Satellite Instrument Calibration for Measuring Global Climate Change Report of a Workshop
Measuring the small changes associated with long-term global climate change from space is a daunting task. The satellite instruments must be capable of observing atmospheric and surface temperatureExpand
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Mission to planet Earth: Role of clouds and radiation in climate
The role of clouds in modifying the earth's radiation balance is well recognized as a key uncertainty in predicting any potential future climate change. This statement is true whether the climateExpand
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Cumulus Cloud Properties Derived Using Landsat Satellite Data
Abstract Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) digital data are used to remotely sense cumulus cloud properties such as cloud fraction and cloud reflectance, along with the distribution of cloud numberExpand
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Evidence for Large Decadal Variability in the Tropical Mean Radiative Energy Budget
It is widely assumed that variations in Earth's radiative energy budget at large time and space scales are small. We present new evidence from a compilation of over two decades of accurate satelliteExpand
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Geostationary Enhanced Temporal Interpolation for CERES Flux Products
AbstractThe Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments on board the Terra and Aqua spacecraft continue to provide an unprecedented global climate record of the earth’sExpand
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