Summary: University of Reading
Department of Meteorology
Modelling the Variability of the Earth's Radiation Budget
A Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Richard Philip Allan
The input, encouragement and enthusiasm of my supervisors, Keith Shine and Tony Slingo
are acknowledged and appreciated. Sincere thanks are also conveyed to Mark Webb and
Alison Pamment. Thanks also to Keith Browning, Chris Thorncroft and David Allan for
valued suggestions and comments. Typing of references from Ann Allan is also appreciated.
Thanks also to R. Weller, S. Anderson, C. Long and the STAR team for help with the
observational data sets at the surface. The NASA Langley Research Centre is acknowledged
for the use of the ERBE data. This work is funded by a NERC studentship (GT41/95/263)
under CASE award with the Meteorological Office.
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