Variability in clear-sky longwave radiative cooling of the atmosphere

  title={Variability in clear-sky longwave radiative cooling of the atmosphere},
  author={Richard P Allan},
[1] The longwave radiative cooling of the clear-sky atmosphere (QLWc) is a crucial component of the global hydrological cycle and is composed of the clear-sky outgoing longwave radiation to space (OLRc) and the net downward minus upward clear-sky longwave radiation to the surface (SNLc). Estimates of QLWc from reanalyses and observations are presented for the period 1979–2004. Compared to other reanalyses data sets, the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts 40-year reanalysis… CONTINUE READING


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