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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7927-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7927-2019
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14 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2019

Can downwelling far-infrared radiances over Antarctica be estimated from mid-infrared information?

Christophe Bellisario, Helen E. Brindley, Simon F. B. Tett, Rolando Rizzi, Gianluca Di Natale, Luca Palchetti, and Giovanni Bianchini

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We explore the possibility of inferring far-infrared downwelling radiances from mid-infrared observations to better constrain radiation schemes in climate models. Our results imply that while it is feasible to use this type of approach, the quality of the extension will be strongly dependent on the noise characteristics of the observations and on the accurate characterisation of the atmospheric state.
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