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Rossow et al. 1989

Rossow, W.B., C.L. Brest, and L.C. Garder, 1989: Global, seasonal variations from satellite radiance measurements. J. Climate, 2, 214-247, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1989)002<0214:GSSVFS>2.0.CO;2.

Global, daily, visible, and infrared radiance measurements from the NOAA-5 Scanning Radiometer (SR) are analyzed for the months of January, April, July, and October 1977 to infer surface radiative properties. A radiative transfer model that simulates the spectral and angular characteristics of the NOAA-5 SR measurements is used to retrieve monthly mean surface visible reflectances and temperature at 25 km resolution. These surface properties were found sufficiently accurate for simulation of clear sky radiances to determine global, seasonal variations in cloudiness. Further comparisons of these results with other data highlight the analysis difficulties and radiative model shortcomings that must be overcome to monitor regional and seasonal variations of earth's surface. These preliminary results also provide an estimate of the magnitude of these variations.

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  author={Rossow, W. B. and Brest, C. L. and Garder, L. C.},
  title={Global, seasonal variations from satellite radiance measurements},
  journal={Journal of Climate},

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ID  - ro03000u
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
AU  - Brest, C. L.
AU  - Garder, L. C.
PY  - 1989
TI  - Global, seasonal variations from satellite radiance measurements
JA  - J. Climate
JO  - Journal of Climate
VL  - 2
SP  - 214
EP  - 247
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0442(1989)002%3C0214%3AGSSVFS%3E2.0.CO;2
ER  -

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