Earth’s Albedo and Its Symmetry

@article{Datseris2021EarthsAA,
  title={Earth’s Albedo and Its Symmetry},
  author={George Datseris and Bjorn Stevens},
  journal={AGU Advances},
  year={2021},
  volume={2}
}
The properties of Earth's albedo and its symmetries are analyzed using twenty years of space‐based Energy Balanced And Filled product of Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System measurements. Despite surface asymmetries, top of the atmosphere temporally & hemispherically averaged reflected solar irradiance R appears symmetric over Northern/Southern hemispheres. This is confirmed with the use of surrogate time‐series, which provides margins of 0.1±0.28Wm−2 for possible hemispheric… 

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