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Title: Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles

Abstract

We have generated a suite of products that includes merged soundings, cloud microphysics, and radiative fluxes and heating profiles. The cloud microphysics is strongly based on the ARM Microbase value added product (Miller et al., 2003). We have made a few changes to the microbase parameterizations to address issues we observed in our initial analysis of the tropical data. The merged sounding product is not directly related to the product developed by ARM but is similar in that it uses the microwave radiometer to scale the radiosonde column water vapor. The radiative fluxes also differ from the ARM BBHRP (Broadband Heating Rate Profile) product in terms of the radiative transfer model and the sampling interval.

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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
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Research Org.:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
Atmospheric moisture; Atmospheric pressure; Atmospheric temperature; Cloud optical depth; Cloud droplet size; Ice water content; Longwave broadband downwelling irradiance; Longwave broadband upwelling irradiance; Shortwave broadband total downwelling irradiance; Shortwave broadband total upwelling irradiance; Liquid water content; Ozone Concentration; Radiative heating rate; Surface albedo
OSTI Identifier:
1171945
DOI:
10.5439/1171945

Citation Formats

Mather, James. Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.5439/1171945.
Mather, James. Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles. United States. doi:10.5439/1171945.
Mather, James. 2008. "Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles". United States. doi:10.5439/1171945. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171945. Pub date:Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2008
@article{osti_1171945,
title = {Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles},
author = {Mather, James},
abstractNote = {We have generated a suite of products that includes merged soundings, cloud microphysics, and radiative fluxes and heating profiles. The cloud microphysics is strongly based on the ARM Microbase value added product (Miller et al., 2003). We have made a few changes to the microbase parameterizations to address issues we observed in our initial analysis of the tropical data. The merged sounding product is not directly related to the product developed by ARM but is similar in that it uses the microwave radiometer to scale the radiosonde column water vapor. The radiative fluxes also differ from the ARM BBHRP (Broadband Heating Rate Profile) product in terms of the radiative transfer model and the sampling interval.},
doi = {10.5439/1171945},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {1}
}

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