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Diurnal Variations of Albedo Retrieved from Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Measurements
Description: Five years of measurements from the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) have been analyzed to define the diurnal cycle of albedo from 55°N to 55°S. The ERBS precesses through all local times every 72 days so as to provide data regarding the diurnal cycles for Earth radiation. Albedo together with insolation at the top of the atmosphere is used to compute the heating of the Earth-atmosphere system; thus its diurnal cycle is important in the energetics of the climate system. A principal component (PC) analysis of the diurnal variation of top-of-atmosphere albedo using these data is presented. [Source: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology]
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Source: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Publish Date: 12/1/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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