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European component of gewex surface radiation budget (ESRB)

Objective

The SRB (Surface Radiation Budget) is the key to understanding global climate change processes. The goal of the proposed project is to assess the new WCRP /GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) SRB 1 degree global data (supplied by NASA Langley) using tested deterministic models developed at FORTH (recently applied to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, published in JGR 1999) . In addition, validation of the European Surface Radiation Budget will be achieved using METEOSAT cloud data and NOAA/AVHRR surface property data (1 km, weekly, FUB) to compute the ESRB and then compare it with ground-based WCRP/BSRN (Baseline Surface Radiation Network, ETH) and other station data for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The European validation analysis will correct any GEWEX SRB deficiencies and provide a high quality 1-degree resolution SRB for Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (2)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Carl-heinrich-becker-weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
190,Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich