Cloud variability as revealed in outgoing infrared spectra : Comparing model to observation with spectral EOF analysis

  title={Cloud variability as revealed in outgoing infrared spectra : Comparing model to observation with spectral EOF analysis},
  author={Xianglei Huang and John D. Farrara and Stephen S. Leroy and Yuk L. Yung and Richard M. Goody},
[1] Spectrally resolved outgoing radiance is a potentially powerful tool for testing climate models. To show how it can be used to evaluate the simulation of cloud variability, which is the principal uncertainty in current climate models, we apply spectral empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis to satellite radiance spectra and synthetic spectra derived from a general circulation model (GCM). We show that proper averaging over a correct timescale is necessary before applying spectral EOF… CONTINUE READING


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