Effects of Clouds on Surface Temperature and Albedo

The effects of clouds on the surface temperature and albedo of sea ice are being investigated. Apart from the obvious goal of learning more about the cloud-radiative feedback in the polar regions, we are also interested in developing algorithms for the estimating the cloudy sky temperature and albedo from satellite. Progress has been made using SHEBA data, and preliminary algorithms have been developed. Click on a link below for more information.

Temperature Albedo