Validation of Improved TOA Shortwave and Longwave Broadband Fluxes over the ARM TWP Domain

Mandana Khaiyer Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Patrick Minnis NASA - Langley Research Center
David Doelling Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Michele Nordeen Science Systems and Applications. Inc./NASA - LRC
Rabindra Palikonda Science Systems and Applications. Inc./NASA - LRC
Helen Yi Science Systems and Applications. Inc./NASA - LRC
David Rutan Science Systems and Applications. Inc./NASA - LRC

Category: Radiation

Working Group: Cloud Life Cycle

As part of a continuing effort to provide improved large-scale satellite coverage for climate research, cloud and radiative properties covering the ARM Tropical Western Pacific domain have been derived from GOES9 and MTSAT. Narrowband-to-broadband (NB-BB) fits specific to each satellite and season, as well as day-night differences in the LW, have been derived with respect to CERES (Clouds and the Earth''''s Radiant Energy Budget) onboard the Terra satellite. The NB-BB fits have been implemented within the VISST framework, and the improved TOA broadband shortwave and longwave fluxes will be validated with respect to CERES and the Fu-Liou model. Results from cases between May 2003 and December 2007 will be presented.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.

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