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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 304-309

Variations of cloudiness in the North-East Asia and the solar activity in 1997-2009 years

V.S. Solovyev , V.I. Kozlov , M.S. Vasiliev 
J.G. Shafer, Institute of Space Physics Research and Aeronomy SB RAS, 677980, Russia, Yakutsk, Lenina, 31
The investigation of 23rd solar cycle activity (SA) influence on cloudiness distribution in Western and Eastern Siberia was carried out on data of long-term NOAA satellites observation for 1997-2010. In general, the interannual behavior of latitudinal profiles of cloud cover in Siberia has a complex character. The variations of cloudiness in Western and Eastern Siberia show good temporal coincidence, but amplitudes of cloudiness trends variations in Western Siberia noticeably greater than in Eastern Siberia. We believe that this means that influence of the mechanisms, acting upon paths of west cyclone weakens to the east.
Keywords: remote sensing, cloudiness, solar activity, Siberia
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