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An overview of results from the GEWEX radiation flux assessment

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Kinne,  Stefan
Observations and Process Studies, The Atmosphere in the Earth System, MPI for Meteorology, Max Planck Society;

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Raschke, E., Stackhouse, P., & Kinne, S. (2013). An overview of results from the GEWEX radiation flux assessment. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1531, 616-619.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-766B-E
Abstract
Multi-annual radiative flux averages of the International Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP), of the GEWEX - Surface Radiation Budget Project (SRB) and of the Clouds and Earth Radiative Energy System (CERES) are compared and analyzed to characterize the Earth's radiative budget, assess differences and identify possible causes. These satellite based data-sets are also compared to results of a median model, which represents 20 climate models, that participated in the 4th IPCC assessment. Consistent distribution patterns and seasonal variations among the satellite data-sets demonstrate their scientific value, which would further increase if the datasets would be reanalyzed with more accurate and consistent ancillary data. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.