Remote sensing of tropical tropopause layer radiation balance using A-train measurements

@inproceedings{Feldman2008RemoteSO,
  title={Remote sensing of tropical tropopause layer radiation balance using A-train measurements},
  author={Daniel R. Feldman and T. S. L’Ecuyer and Kuo Nan Liou and Yuk L. Yung},
  year={2008}
}
[1] Determining the level of zero net radiative heating (LZH) is critical to understanding parcel trajectory in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and associated stratospheric hydration processes. Previous studies of the TTL radiative balance have focused on using radiosonde data, but remote sensing measurements from polar-orbiting satellites may provide the relevant horizontal and vertical information for assessing TTL solar heating and infrared cooling rates, especially across the Pacific… CONTINUE READING

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In order to supplement CloudSat , we explore the ability of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ( AIRS ) and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS ( AMSR - E ) to constrain LZH and find that these passive sounders are useful where the cloud top height does not exceed 7 km .
In order to supplement CloudSat , we explore the ability of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ( AIRS ) and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS ( AMSR - E ) to constrain LZH and find that these passive sounders are useful where the cloud top height does not exceed 7 km .
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