Analysis of global cloudiness 2. Comparison of ground-based and satellite-based cloud climatologies

I. I. Mokhov, M. E. Schlesinger

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Abstract

The satellite annual-mean, global- mean cloudiness, 0.57 ± 0.05, is less than the ground-based value, 0.61 ± 0.01, predominantly because of the low value for Nimbus 7. There is agreement between the satellite means of ISCCP, 0.62, and Meteor II, 0.61, and the ground-based means of Warren et al:, 0.62, and Berlyand and Strokina, 0.60. Each satellite- and ground-based climatology above that the hemispheric- mean cloudiness is larger in summer than that in winter in both the northern and the southern hemispheres. In polar latitudes there is significant disagreement among the different climatologies, even in the sign of cloudiness changes from winter to summer. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17,045-17,065
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume99
Issue numberD8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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