Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment Radiative Flux Assessment

The ultimate goal of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) global data analysis projects is to obtain observations of the elements of the global energy and water cycle with sufficient detail and accuracy to diagnose the causes of recent climate variations in terms of the energy and water exchanges among the main climate components (atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, biosphere). The GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment (RFA) project will provide a forum for consistent analysis of long-term radiative flux products, primarily top-of-atmosphere (TOA) and surface fluxes, to establish a foundation for better global radiation budget analysis.

Disciplines:   Radiation Budget