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Zhang et al. 2015

Zhang, Z., S. Platnick, A.S. Ackerman, and H.-M. Cho, 2015: Spectral dependence of MODIS cloud droplet effective radius retrievals for marine boundary layer clouds. In Light Scattering Reviews 9: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer. A.A. Kokhanovsky, Ed. Springer Praxis, pp. 135-165, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37985-7_4.

Low-level warm marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds cover large regions of Earth's surface. They have a significant role in Earth's radiative energy balance (Klein and Hartmann, 1993) and hydrological cycle. Despite the fundamental role of low-level warm water clouds in climate, our understanding of these clouds is still limited. In particular, connections between their properties (e.g. cloud fraction, cloud water path, and cloud droplet size) and environmental factors such as aerosol loading and meteorological conditions continue to be uncertain or unknown. Modeling these clouds in climate models remains a challenging problem. As a result, the influece of aerosols on these clouds in the past and future, and the potential impacts of these clouds on global warming remain open questions leading to substantial uncertainty in climate projections. To improve our understanding of these clouds, we need continuous observations of cloud properties on both a global scale and over a long enough timescale for climate studies. At present, satellite-based remote sensing is the only means of providing such observations.

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@inbook{zh01200v,
  author={Zhang, Z. and Platnick, S. and Ackerman, A. S. and Cho, H.-M.},
  editor={Kokhanovsky, A. A.},
  title={Spectral dependence of MODIS cloud droplet effective radius retrievals for marine boundary layer clouds},
  booktitle={Light Scattering Reviews 9: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer},
  year={2015},
  pages={135--165},
  publisher={Springer Praxis},
  doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37985-7_4},
}

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TI  - Spectral dependence of MODIS cloud droplet effective radius retrievals for marine boundary layer clouds
BT  - Light Scattering Reviews 9: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer
SP  - 135
EP  - 165
DO  - 10.1007/978-3-642-37985-7_4
PB  - Springer Praxis
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