Articles | Volume 15
Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 31–37, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-31-2018
Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 31–37, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-31-2018
 
18 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018

Satellite-based trends of solar radiation and cloud parameters in Europe

Uwe Pfeifroth et al.

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Measuring solar radiation and analysing its interaction with clouds are essential for the understanding of the climate system. Trends in EUMETSAT CM SAF satellite-based climate data records of solar radiation and clouds are analysed during 1992–2015 in Europe. More surface solar radiation and less top-of-atmosphere reflected radiation and cloud cover is found. This study indicates that one of the main reasons for the positive trend in surface solar radiation is a decrease in cloud cover.