Learn More
O ne of the more stunning features of the images of earth from space are the clouds that move around our planet in quasi-organized large-scale systems (e.g., Rossow and Cairns 1995). The character and movement of these coherent cloud features are primarily governed by the large-scale atmospheric circulation and, as such, are an essential manifestation of(More)
[1] Present-day shortcomings in the representation of upper tropospheric ice clouds in general circulation models (GCMs) lead to errors in weather and climate forecasts as well as account for a source of uncertainty in climate change projections. An ongoing challenge in rectifying these shortcomings has been the availability of adequate, high-quality,(More)
[1] The radiative effects of upper tropospheric (UT) clouds observed by CloudSat and Aura MLS during June-July-August 2008 are examined and contrasted. We find that the UT cloud occurrence frequency observed by MLS is more than CloudSat by 4 – 10% in the tropical average and by 40$60% near the tropopause in the deep convective regions. The clouds detected(More)
2 Approvals Date Zhien Wang Data Product Algorithm Lead Date Deborah Vane Deputy Project Scientist Date Graeme Stephens Project Scientist Date Donald Reinke Data Processing Center Lead Engineer Date TBD " Receiver(s) of this data up the Level 2 Chain " Questions concerning the document and proposed changes shall be addressed to
2 Approvals Date Gerald Mace Data Product Algorithm Lead Date Deborah Vane Deputy Project Scientist Date Graeme Stephens Project Scientist Date Donald Reinke Data Processing Center Lead Engineer Date TBD " Receiver(s) of this data up the Level 2 Chain " Questions concerning the document and proposed changes shall be addressed to
  • 1