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Rossow 1989

Rossow, W.B., 1989: Measuring cloud properties from space: A review. J. Climate, 2, 201-213, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1989)002<0201:MCPFSA>2.0.CO;2.

A brief review of observations of clouds using satellites highlights open issues and directions for future studies. The key one is improved treatment of the effects of small-scale spatial inhomogeneity in remote sensing data analysis and in the treatment of radiation in climate models, though studies and observations of the spectral dependence of cloud-radiation interactions are also limited. Significant progress in understanding the role of clouds in climate, especially regarding cloud-radiation budget relationships, is expected in the next several years because of an unprecedented suite of global and regional observation and analysis programs.

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@article{ro02000x,
  author={Rossow, W. B.},
  title={Measuring cloud properties from space: A review},
  year={1989},
  journal={J. Climate},
  volume={2},
  pages={201--213},
  doi={10.1175/1520-0442(1989)002%3C0201%3AMCPFSA%3E2.0.CO;2},
}

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TY  - JOUR
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PY  - 1989
TI  - Measuring cloud properties from space: A review
JA  - J. Climate
VL  - 2
SP  - 201
EP  - 213
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0442(1989)002%3C0201%3AMCPFSA%3E2.0.CO;2
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