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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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Angular Distribution Models for Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Flux Estimation from the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System Instrument on the Terra Satellite. Part II: Validation
Abstract Errors in top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes from the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument due to uncertainties in radiance-to-flux conversion from CERESExpand
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Angular Distribution Models for Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Flux Estimation from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite. Part
Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) investigates the critical role that clouds and aerosols play in modulating the radiative energy flow within the Earth‐atmosphere system. CERESExpand
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Top-of-Atmosphere Direct Radiative Effect of Aerosols over Global Oceans from Merged CERES and MODIS Observations
Abstract The direct radiative effect of aerosols (DREA) is defined as the difference between radiative fluxes in the absence and presence of aerosols. In this study, the direct radiative effect ofExpand
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Bidirectional Reflectance Functions for Application to Earth Radiation Budget Studies
Reflected solar radiative fluxes emerging for the Earth's top of the atmosphere are inferred from satellite broadband radiance measurements by applying bidirectional reflectance functions (BDRFs) toExpand
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CERES Top-of-Atmosphere Earth Radiation Budget Climate Data Record: Accounting for in-Orbit Changes in Instrument Calibration
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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project provides observations of Earth’s radiation budget using measurements from CERES instruments onboard the Terra, Aqua and Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft in 2017. Expand
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Analytic forms of bidirectional reflectance functions for Earth radiation budget studies
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A simple analytic formulation of BDRF to model the anisotropy of reflected radiation for ERBE scene types is presented. Expand
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Limb-darkening models from along-track operation of the ERBE scanning radiometer
Abstract During January and August 1985, the scanning radiometers of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (F-RBE) aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and the NOAA-9 satellite wereExpand
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Development and assessment of broadband surface albedo from Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Clouds and Radiation Swath data product
[1] We describe a method to determine broadband albedo globally over land viewed by the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning radiometers on board the TRMM, Terra, and AquaExpand
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