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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. More specific descriptions of these three products will be given below. Results from initial analysis of these data for Manus and Nauru have been submitted to JGR (Mather et al, 2006).

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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US); ARM Data Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
tropical cloud properties; merged soundings; cloud microphysics; radiative flux; heating profiles
OSTI Identifier:
1603754
DOI:
10.5439/1603754

Citation Formats

Mather, Jim, and McFarlane, Sally. Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.5439/1603754.
Mather, Jim, & McFarlane, Sally. Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles. United States. doi:10.5439/1603754.
Mather, Jim, and McFarlane, Sally. 2006. "Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles". United States. doi:10.5439/1603754. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603754. Pub date:Mon Sep 25 00:00:00 EDT 2006
@article{osti_1603754,
title = {Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles},
author = {Mather, Jim and McFarlane, Sally},
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. More specific descriptions of these three products will be given below. Results from initial analysis of these data for Manus and Nauru have been submitted to JGR (Mather et al, 2006).},
doi = {10.5439/1603754},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {9}
}

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