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Title: MAGIC Cloud Properties from Zenith Radiance Data Final Campaign Summary

Cloud droplet size and optical depth are the most fundamental properties for understanding cloud formation, dissipation and interactions with aerosol and drizzle. They are also a crucial determinant of Earth’s radiative and water-energy balances. However, these properties are poorly predicted in climate models. As a result, the response of clouds to climate change is one of the major sources of uncertainty in climate prediction.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1242830
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM--15-029
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Publisher:
DOE ARM Climate Research Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, Washington
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES