Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE

Bruce A Albrecht, D. A. Randall, S. Nicholls

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Abstract

During June and July 1987, a major collaborative experiment took place off the coast of California to study the extensive fields of stratocumulus clouds that are a persistent feature of subtropical marine boundary layers. Overall, the operational goals of the experiment were satisfied and preliminary results look very encouraging. The data collected should provide the observational base needed to increase our understanding of how stratocumulus clouds are generated, maintained, and dissipated, and thus provide for better parameterizations in large-scale numerical models and improved methods for retrieving cloud properties by satellite. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Pages618-626
Number of pages9
Volume69
Edition6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Albrecht, B. A., Randall, D. A., & Nicholls, S. (1988). Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE. In Bulletin - American Meteorological Society (6 ed., Vol. 69, pp. 618-626)

Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE. / Albrecht, Bruce A; Randall, D. A.; Nicholls, S.

Bulletin - American Meteorological Society. Vol. 69 6. ed. 1988. p. 618-626.

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Albrecht, BA, Randall, DA & Nicholls, S 1988, Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE. in Bulletin - American Meteorological Society. 6 edn, vol. 69, pp. 618-626.
Albrecht BA, Randall DA, Nicholls S. Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE. In Bulletin - American Meteorological Society. 6 ed. Vol. 69. 1988. p. 618-626
Albrecht, Bruce A ; Randall, D. A. ; Nicholls, S. / Observations of marine stratocumulus clouds during FIRE. Bulletin - American Meteorological Society. Vol. 69 6. ed. 1988. pp. 618-626
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