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Angular radiation models for Earth-atmosphere system. Volume 1: Shortwave radiationPresented are shortwave angular radiation models which are required for analysis of satellite measurements of Earth radiation, such as those fro the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). The models consist of both bidirectional and directional parameters. The bidirectional parameters are anisotropic function, standard deviation of mean radiance, and shortwave-longwave radiance correlation coefficient. The directional parameters are mean albedo as a function of Sun zenith angle and mean albedo normalized to overhead Sun. Derivation of these models from the Nimbus 7 ERB (Earth Radiation Budget) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data sets is described. Tabulated values and computer-generated plots are included for the bidirectional and directional modes.
Document ID
19880018293
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Authors
Suttles, J. T. (A & B Design Engineering Co., Inc. West Acton, MA., United States)
Green, R. N. (Planning Research Corp. Hampton, VA., United States)
Minnis, P. (Planning Research Corp. Hampton, VA., United States)
Smith, G. L. (National Oceanographic Data Center Washington, DC., United States)
Staylor, W. F. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Wielicki, B. A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Walker, I. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Young, D. F. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Taylor, V. R. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Stowe, L. L. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, D. C., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
L-16414
NAS 1.61:1184
NASA-RP-1184
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 665-45-30-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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