Constructing global nephanalyses: a review of recent progress in cloud detection and analysis.

A. H. Goodman, A. Henderson-Sellers

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Abstract

During the past decade there have been considerable advances in satellite based cloud retrieval techniques through the development and testing of retrieval algorithms. Operational use of these algorithms is hindered by such features as spatial and temporal variations in surface properties, cloud/snow differentiation and the structure of the cloud field itself, cirrus clouds, for example, being particularly difficult to detect. The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) algorithm intercomparison of 1981/2 revealed that no single algorithm could operate successfully on a global scale and, even now it appears that any future global retrieval algorithm will be an heterogeneous composite of available techniques. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-452
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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