A preliminary global oceanic cloud climatology from satellite albedo observations

N. A. Hughes, A. Henderson-Sellers

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Abstract

A pilot study has led to the establishment of a preliminary predictive relationship for cloud amount as a function of satellite observed system albedo. The US Air Force 3D-nephanalysis cloud archive is used as the source of cloud data and is compared with monthly mean system albedo values calculated by NOAA/NESS from the NOAA satellite scanning radiometer data at a resolution of 2.5o by 2.5o. The predictive relationship is applied to ocean areas to produce new global oceanic cloud climatologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1483
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume88
Issue numberC2
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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