Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship by Jost Heintzenberg, Robert J. Charlson

By Jost Heintzenberg, Robert J. Charlson

Specialists reflect on the numerous roles that clouds play within the the altering climate--one of the least understood and such a lot perplexing features of atmospheric technology.

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3), it is much more Trends in Observed Cloudiness and Earth’s Radiation Budget 27 challenging to study decadal and longer period variability and to search for trends associated with climate change. The latter topics place much more stringent demands on the measurements, which were seldom designed for such work. Some evidence has been put forward for the existence of decadal variations in the tropical radiation budget, particularly from the ERBS wide-¿eldof-view (WFOV) instrument; however, detection of such changes is hampered by various observational artifacts.

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