Examination of Regional Trends in Cloud Properties over Surface Sites Derived from MODIS and AVHRR using the CERES Cloud Algorithm

William L Smith Jr1, Patrick Minnis1, Kristopher M Bedka2, Sunny Sun-Mack3, Yan Chen4, David R Doelling5, Seiji Kato1 and David A. Rutan6, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Climate Science Branch, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States, (4)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)NASA Langley Research Center, E302, Hampton, VA, United States, (6)SSAI, Hampton, VA, United States