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Title: Global distribution of total cloud cover and cloud type amounts over the ocean

Global distribution of total cloud cover and cloud type amounts over the ocean This is the fourth of a series of atlases to result from a study of the global cloud distribution from ground-based observations. The first two atlases (NCAR/TN-201+STR and NCAR/TN-241+STR) described the frequency of occurrence of each cloud type and the co-occurrence of different types, but included no information about cloud amounts. The third atlas (NCAR/TN-273+STR) described, for the land areas of the earth, the average total cloud cover and the amounts of each cloud type, and their geographical, diurnal, seasonal, and interannual variations, as well as the average base heights of the low clouds. The present atlas does the same for the ocean areas of the earth.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 5415329
Report Number(s):DOE/ER-0406; NCAR/TN--317-STR
ON: DE90003187
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: This report contains 37 microfiche supplements
Research Org:USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (USA). Carbon Dioxide Research Div.; National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (USA)
Sponsoring Org:DOE/ER
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLOUDS; CLASSIFICATION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; COMPILED DATA; GLOBAL ASPECTS; SEAS; DATA; DISTRIBUTION; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; SURFACE WATERS 540110*