We've looked at clouds from all sides now

A. Henderson-Sellers, F. Drake, N. A. Hughes

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The requirement for global cloud information for use in climate modelling is recognized as one of the outstanding problems to be solved in current climate research. Model predicted and observed clouds differ fundamentally and modes of observation result in yet further disparity in cloud cover information. We examine the advantages and disadvantages of all systems laying particular emphasis on the importance and difficulty of incorporating surface as well as satellite observations into a global cloud archive. It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to envisage an operational system that could provide all the aspects of cloud information which climate modellers require.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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