Cloud Radiation Interaction and the Earth's Climate: Relevance to the Climate of the Arctic,
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
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The influence on the energy balance of the earths climate system is reviewed and is based on recent satellite observations of the Earths Radiation Budget ERB and other satellite-derived cloud information. The special difficulties that polar cloudiness poses in analysis of ERB data are discussed. The role of arctic cloudiness on the snow-ice albedo feedback is examined and the possible influence of this feedback to global cloudiness and thus to the radiation balance on the earth are explored.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost