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a history of presatellite investigations of the earth's radiation budgetThe history of radiation budget studies from the early twentieth century to the advent of the space age is reviewed. By the beginning of the 1960's, accurate radiative models had been developed capable of estimating the global and zonally averaged components of the radiation budget, though great uncertainty in the derived parameters existed due to inaccuracy of the data describing the physical parameters used in the model, associated with clouds, the solar radiation, and the gaseous atmospheric absorbers. Over the century, the planetary albedo estimates had reduced from 89 to 30 percent.
Document ID
19860058455
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hunt, G. E.
(Imperial College of Science and Technology London, United Kingdom)
Kandel, R.
(CNRS Service d'Aeronomie, Verrieres-le-Buisson, France)
Mecherikunnel, A. T.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Reviews of Geophysics
Volume: 24
ISSN: 8755-1209
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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