Cirrus Cloud Radiative Forcing Derived from Synergetic Use of MODIS Analysis and Ground-Based Observations Cirrus Cloud Radiative Forcing Derived from Synergetic Use of MODIS Analyses and Ground-Based Observations

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Abstract

We have been performing radiative budget measurements at a ground-based observatory located on Fukue Island. In this study, we analyzed the data from instruments installed in the observatory and the data observed by MODIS, the satellite-borne imager, to evaluate cirrus cloud radiative forcing (CRF). The result shows that CRF took a large positive value as 127.98 W m<sup>-2</sup> at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) and a small positive value as 13.2 W m<sup>-2</sup> at the surface. As a result, it was found that optically very thin cirrus clouds exert a strong warming effect on the Earth's system and a weak warming effect on the Earth's surface when aerosols are not taken into account.

Journal

  • SOLA

    SOLA (6), 25-28, 2010

    Meteorological Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004448505
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA12022899
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1349-6476
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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