Marine boundary layer structure and fractional cloudiness

B. A. Albrecht, M. P. Jensen, W. J. Syrett

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Radiosonde data collected during the First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCPP) Regional Experiment (FIRE), 1987, the Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX), 1992, and the Tropical Instability and Waves Experiment (TIWE), 1990, were used to develop four composite thermodynamic soundings of the marine boundary layer for cloud conditions ranging from solid stratocumulus to trade cumulus and sea surface temperatures ranging from 16° to 27°C. Average cloud fraction and cloud base height for the composite soundings were estimated using laser ceilometers located at each of the four sites. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14,209-14,222
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberD7
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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