Stratospheric water vapor directly affects the Earth radiation
balance, so a better understanding of AACP storm duration, height, frequency, and global distribution will also be beneficial to the climate research community.--Kristopher Bedka (NASA), E.
Part of RAVANs appeal is its potential to use small instrumentation to provide more accurate measurements of two key indicators of climate change: earth radiation
imbalance (ERI) and earth radiation
Though the net earth radiation
and the ground temperature are directly proportional to one another, measurements of the ground temperature are very necessary for the understanding of biological, hydrological, and climatological systems [11, 12].
We're continuing the legacy of the most accurate Earth radiation
budget observations ever made," said CERES project scientist Kory Priestley, of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
"If he would come here and try the divination rod and see how important it is to find things, see that it isn't pleasant to have earth radiation
in your house, feel the forces of the earth, that would be magnificent
The former will continue NASA's Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission study, while the latter will provide fresh angular flux information.
Pinatubo eruption in June 1991, one of the largest volcanic blasts of this century In the March 5 Science, Patrick Minnis of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and his colleagues report that instruments aboard the Earth Radiation
Budget Satellite detected a 3.8 percent increase in sunlight reflected by Earth's atmosphere in the months following the eruption.
The Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment recorded, in April 1985, both the SW and LW effects of clouds.
lidar FLXHR-lidar RAIN-PROFILE SNOW-PROFILE CloudSat-ERB radiation FLXHR-lidar 2006-11 1.4 km (Earth Radiation
Budget) MODIS cloud MYD08_M3 2002-13 1 km (MODerate resolution Imaging Spectro- radiometer) (A)ATSR cloud ORAC--2 1995-2012 1 km (Advanced Cloud CCI Along Track version 2 Scanning Radiometer) GEWEX-SRB radiation REL3.1 LW 1983-2008 1[degrees] (Global Energy REL3.0 SW and Water Exchanges Project--Surface Radiation Budget) GRACE water CSR, JPL, 2003-13 1[degrees] (Gravity Recovery storage GFZ And Climate Experiment) NSIDC snow and EASE-Grid 2002-13 25 km (National Snow ice and Ice Data Center) CMAP precip.
A recent satellite study, conducted as part of the Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment, indicates that clouds in general cool the Earth -- at least for the present (SN: 1/7/89, p.6).
6 SCIENCE, a research team reports the first set of major results from the Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment (ERBE), a project using three Earth-orbiting satellites to obtain direct measurements of radiation entering and leaving the atmosphere.
TDRS-1 is now relaying data for the Solar Maximum Mission satellite, the Solar Mesosphere Explorer, the Earth Radiation
Budget Satellite and Landsats 4 and 5.