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Measuring Earthshine: How New Terra Data Are Improving Weather And Climate Forecast Models

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July 12, 2002
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A sensor aboard NASA's Terra satellite is helping scientists map how much sunlight the Earth's surface reflects back up into the atmosphere, and this new detailed information should help to greatly improve weather and forecast models.

A sensor aboard NASA's Terra satellite is helping scientists map how much sunlight the Earth's surface reflects back up into the atmosphere, and this new detailed information should help to greatly improve weather and forecast models.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. "Measuring Earthshine: How New Terra Data Are Improving Weather And Climate Forecast Models." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 July 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020712073701.htm>.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. (2002, July 12). Measuring Earthshine: How New Terra Data Are Improving Weather And Climate Forecast Models. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020712073701.htm
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. "Measuring Earthshine: How New Terra Data Are Improving Weather And Climate Forecast Models." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020712073701.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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