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Volume 17, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9451–9468, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9451-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9451–9468, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9451-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Aug 2017

Research article | 07 Aug 2017

An A-train and MERRA view of cloud, thermodynamic, and dynamic variability within the subtropical marine boundary layer

Brian H. Kahn et al.

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The AIRS version 6 data sets Goddard Earth Services Data and Information Services Center http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/

The MODIS collection 6 data sets Level~1 and Atmosphere and Archive Distribution System http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov

The MERRA data sets GMAO http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/

CloudSat data CloudSat Data Processing Center http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/

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The global-scale patterns of subtropical marine boundary layer clouds are investigated with coincident NASA A-train satellite and reanalysis data. This study is novel in that all data are used at the finest spatial and temporal resolution possible. Our results are consistent with surface-based data and suggest that the combination of satellite and reanalysis data sets have potential to add to the global context of our understanding of the subtropical cumulus-dominated marine boundary layer.
The global-scale patterns of subtropical marine boundary layer clouds are investigated with...
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