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Jin et al. 2004

Jin, Z., T.P. Charlock, W.L. Smith, and K. Rutledge, 2004: A parameterization of ocean surface albedo. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, no. 22, L22301, doi:10.1029/2004GL021180.

Measurements at a sea platform show that the ocean surface albedo is highly variable and is sensitive to four physical parameters: solar zenith angle, wind speed, transmission by atmospheric cloud/aerosol, and ocean chlorophyll concentration. Using a validated coupled ocean-atmosphere radiative transfer model, an ocean albedo look up table is created in terms of these four important parameters. A code to read the table is also provided; it gives spectral albedos for a range of oceanic and atmospheric conditions specified by the user. The result is a fast and accurate parameterization of ocean surface albedo for radiative transfer and climate modeling.

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  author={Jin, Z. and Charlock, T. P. and Smith, W. L. and Rutledge, K.},
  title={A parameterization of ocean surface albedo},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ji00200u
AU  - Jin, Z.
AU  - Charlock, T. P.
AU  - Smith, W. L.
AU  - Rutledge, K.
PY  - 2004
TI  - A parameterization of ocean surface albedo
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 31
IS  - 22
SP  - L22301
DO  - 10.1029/2004GL021180
ER  -

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