publication . Article . 2008

Investigation of Regional and Seasonal Variations in Marine Boundary Layer Cloud Properties from MODIS Observations

William Collins; Andrew Vogelmann;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2008 Journal: Journal of Climate, volume 21, pages 4,955-4,973 (issn: 0894-8755, eissn: 1520-0442, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>To aid in understanding the role that marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds play in climate and assist in improving their representations in general circulation models (GCMs), their long-term microphysical and macroscale characteristics are quantified using observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Terra satellite. Six years of MODIS pixel-level cloud products are used from oceanic study regions off the west coasts of California, Peru, the Canary Islands, Angola, and Australia where these cloud types are common. ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science
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