, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 225–228 | Cite as

Climate patterns of short-wave solar radiation over oceans based on a new parameterization

  • M. P. Aleksandrova
  • A. V. Sinitsyn
  • S. K. Gulev
Marine Physics


The work describes the creation of a new global climatology of short-wave radiation incoming to the ocean surface; the climatology is based on a new parameterization of short-wave fluxes. Advantages of the new parameterization are allowance for nonlinearity of the dependence of the atmospheric transmission factor on the height of the Sun under a clear sky and allowance for different morphological types of clouds under the overcast. It is shown that taking into account these factors leads to substantial differences in short-wave radiation fluxes in comparison to existing parameterizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Aleksandrova
    • 1
  • A. V. Sinitsyn
    • 1
  • S. K. Gulev
    • 1
  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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