Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Development and technical paper
02 Jul 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Jul 2015

Pan-spectral observing system simulation experiments of shortwave reflectance and long-wave radiance for climate model evaluation

D. R. Feldman, W. D. Collins, and J. L. Paige

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This work describes a new type of observational simulator for directly comparing measurements and models that takes advantage of all of the information in spectrally resolved top-of-atmosphere data. It describes how to model how the spectrum of the Earth, both in the shortwave and the long wave, changes in response to climate forcings, and provides a path towards inline observational simulation for the upcoming Coupled Model Intercomparison Project – Phase 6.