Information - CL018 Surface Radiation Budget, Radiative Forcings and Climate Change (co-listed in AS)
Radiation at the Earth surface is a key determinant for the genesis and evolution of climate and the primary source for life. Despite this, our knowledge on the magnitude and the spatial and temporal variation of these fluxes and their impact on climate is still limited.
The aim of this session is to bring together newly available information on the spatial and temporal distribution of surface radiative fluxes from various sources, such as direct measurements, satellite-derived products and modelling efforts. Scales considered may range from local to continental and global scales. Particularly encouraged are also radiation related studies on the spatial and temporal variation of cloud properties, albedo, water vapour and aerosols, which are essential for our understanding of radiative forcings and their relation to climate changes.
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