Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center


Spatial Coverage: 
Southern Great Plains
Temporal Coverage: 
09/25/1995 - 10/23/1995

The ARM Enhanced Shortwave Experiment (ARESE) was conducted at the Department of Energy's ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility between September 22, 1995 and November 1, 1995. The principal objectives of ARESE were (1) to directly measure the absorption of solar radiation by the clear and cloudy atmosphere and to place uncertainty bounds on these measurements and (2) to investigate the possible causes of absorption in excess of model predictions.