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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

2014 year, number 1

Reconstruction of annual average values of the Earth’s albedo

N.N. Zavalishin
Siberian Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute, Novosibirsk, Russia, Russia, 630099, Novosibirsk, Sovetskaya, 30
Keywords: geospheres, energy imbalance, spherical albedo, albedo measurements, model, reconstruction of albedo


The paper discusses the problem of reconstruction of long-term series of values of the Earth’s spherical albedo. The developed model reconstructs average values of albedo based on annual average surface air temperature and thermal inertia of the hydrosphere. Stability of the model to initial data variations is proved and confirmed by a practical example from 1880 series. The accuracy of reconstruction of the albedo is assessed over the interval since 1984.