Towards the Development of Global Scale Transferability of Inference Schemes for Radiative Forcing Functions under the CEOP Initiative

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University of Maryland, College Park

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This work was supported under grant NNG05GB35G from the NASA Terrestrial Hydrology Program, Dr. Jared Entin, Program Manager, Office of Earth Science, Code YS NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, 20546. The authors wish to thank Yves Govaerts and the staff at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) Archive and Retrieval Facility for providing the Meteosat-5 observations and consulting on calibration. Thanks are also due to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, for providing the IMS snow data, the NASA/GSFC TOMS group for providing the TOMS aerosol data, and to NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA for providing the Reanalysis 2 data. MODIS data were downloaded from the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) Giovanni web site.

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