RECENT TRENDS IN CLOUDINESS OVER THE UNITED STATES A Tale of Monitoring Inadequacies

@inproceedings{Dai2006RECENTTI,
  title={RECENT TRENDS IN CLOUDINESS OVER THE UNITED STATES A Tale of Monitoring Inadequacies},
  author={Aiguo Dai and Thomas R. Karl and Bomin Sun and Kevin E. Trenberth},
  year={2006}
}
From space, Earth is a blue planet marked by stark white cloud structures that distinguish it from other planets. By ref lecting sunlight, blocking outgoing longwave radiation, and producing precipitation, clouds have an enormous impact on Earth’s weather and climate. The single largest source of uncertainty in global climate models has always been the response of clouds, especially low clouds, to climate change (Houghton et al. 2001), and it is still a challenge to simulate the observed… CONTINUE READING
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