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Assessment Of Global Cloud Datasets From Satellites: Project and Database...

Stubenrauch, C. J., W. Rossow, S. Kinne, S. Ackerman, G. Cesana, H. Chepfer, L. Di Girolamo, B. Getzewich, A. Guignard, Andrew Heidinger, B. C. Maddux, P. Menzel, P. Minnis, C. Pearl, S. Platnick, C. Poulsen, J. C. Riedi, S. Sun-Mack, A. Walther, D. Winker, S. Zeng, and G. Zhao (2013), Assessment Of Global Cloud Datasets From Satellites: Project and Database Initiated by the GEWEX Radiation Panel, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 1031-1049, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00117.1.
Abstract: 

Cloud properties derived from space observations are immensely valuable for climate studies and model evaluation, even though the statistics of some properties may be affected by inherent instrument capabilities or retrieval methodology.

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Modeling Analysis and Prediction Program (MAP)
Radiation Science Program (RSP)