Evaluation of cloud amount trends and connections to large scale dynamics

Todd D. Eills, Graeme L. Stephens, David W.J. Thompson

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The nature of the global cloud trends and their interactions with the Earth's climate were evaluated with respect to large scale dynamics. The Cloud Archive User Service (CLAUS) brightness temperature dataset was used to provide independent verification of the cloud amount trend. Precipitation data was also obtained from two different sources: the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) and the Climate Prediction Center Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP). Some robust trends were observed at the centers of action located in the tropical Pacific Ocean near the dateline and the positive trend located over Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4069-4073
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: 11 Jan 200415 Jan 2004

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