A comparison of the monthly mean shortwave surface radiation budget (SRB) obtained from the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) shortwave global dataset with that simulated by the National Center for Atmopsheric Research Community Climate Model version 2.0 (CCM2) is presented. WCRP/SRB data are derived from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) C1 data using the Pinker algorithm. The largest discrepancies are found in the summer midlatitude regions where CCM2 overestimates surface solar fluxes relative to Pinker by as much as 100 W m-2. Most of the differences are associated with deficiencies in CCM2's prediction of cloud optical properties and cloud amount.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Climate|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science