Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Cloud radiative forcing from SEVIRI data: possibile effects of air pollution
Authors: Cattani, Elsa
Costa, Maria João
Torricella, Francesca
Levizzani, Vincenzo
Silva, Ana Maria
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: EUMETSAT
Citation: Cattani, E., M. J. Costa, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2005: Cloud radiative forcing from SEVIRI data: possibile effects of air pollution. Proc. 2005 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Dubrovnik, 19-23 Sept., 474-481. ISBN 92-9110-073-0
Abstract: Clouds are certainly the major factor regulating the Earth radiation budget. Special attention has been dedicated in the last few years to the cloud interaction with aerosol particles through modelling studies, in situ measurements and remote sensing techniques. The alterations that clouds undertake through the interaction with aerosols may have strong implications on the interaction with solar and terrestrial radiation, leading to different radiative forcing estimates with respect to clouds developing in “clean” atmospheric environments. The aim of the present work is to estimate the cloud radiative forcing from SEVIRI data. The cloud properties required for this purpose are obtained from the inversion of SEVIRI spectral measurements in the visible (0.56 - 0.71 μm), near infrared (3.48 – 4.36 μm) and infrared (9.8 – 11.8 μm) channels. The derived cloud properties are in turn used in combination with a suitable radiative transfer model, to estimate the radiation fluxes and subsequently the cloud radiative forcing. The cloud radiative forcing will be estimated in European regions subject to high levels of air pollution, to establish the possible modifications induced by the presence of this type of aerosol.
ISBN: ISBN 92-9110-073-0
Type: article
Appears in Collections:FIS - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings
CGE - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
2005_Cattani_EUMETSAT.pdf513.9 kBAdobe PDFView/OpenRestrict Access. You can Request a copy!
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Dspace Dspace
DSpace Software, version 1.6.2 Copyright © 2002-2008 MIT and Hewlett-Packard - Feedback
UEvora B-On Curriculum DeGois