Cloud and radiation budget changes associated with tropical intraseasonal oscillations

@article{Spencer2007CloudAR,
  title={Cloud and radiation budget changes associated with tropical intraseasonal oscillations},
  author={Roy W. Spencer and William D. Braswell and John R. Christy and Justin J. Hnilo},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={34}
}
We explore the daily evolution of tropical intraseasonal oscillations in satellite‐observed tropospheric temperature, precipitation, radiative fluxes, and cloud properties. The warm/rainy phase of a composited average of fifteen oscillations is accompanied by a net reduction in radiative input into the ocean‐atmosphere system, with longwave heating anomalies transitioning to longwave cooling during the rainy phase. The increase in longwave cooling is traced to decreasing coverage by ice clouds… 
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