Variations in cloud cover and cloud types over the ocean from surface observations , 1954-2008

  title={Variations in cloud cover and cloud types over the ocean from surface observations , 1954-2008},
  author={Ryan Eastman and Stephen G Warren},
Synoptic weather observations from ships throughout the World Ocean have been analyzed to produce a climatology of total cloud cover and the amounts of nine cloud types. About 54 million observations contributed to the climatology, which now covers 55 years from 1954 to 2008. In this work, interannual variations of seasonal cloud amounts are analyzed in 108 grid boxes. Long-term variations O(5–10 yr), coherent across multiple latitude bands, remain present in the updated cloud data. A… CONTINUE READING
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