Examining the Relationship between Cloud and Radiation Quantities Derived from Satellite Observations and Model Calculations

  title={Examining the Relationship between Cloud and Radiation Quantities Derived from Satellite Observations and Model Calculations},
  author={Steven A. Ackerman}
This study examines the consistency and inconsistency in shortwave (SW) top-of-atmosphere (TOA) reflectances and albedos obtained from satellite measurements of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) and radiation modeling based on cloud properties retrieved from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). The examination focuses on completely overcast scenes covered by low-level, single-layered, maritime stratus with uniform cloud-top heights as determined from AVHRR… CONTINUE READING
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