Nato ASI Subseries I:

Climate Sensitivity to Radiative Perturbations

Physical Mechanisms and Their Validation

Editors: LeTreut, Herve (Ed.)

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Current climate models diverge in their assessment of global warming that will result from the anthropogenic increase in trace gases. This is because they differ in their representation of the hydrological cycle (water vapour, clouds, snow and sea ice, soil moisture) and because a direct validation in terms of sensitivity is not possible. Indirect methods and approaches are therefore necessary to verify the models efficiently. The book provides an overview on different validation approaches. The use of satellite data is particularly stressed.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • AMIP Diagnostic Subproject on Cloud Forcing: Some Preliminary Findings

    Potter, Gerald L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Evaluation of Cloudiness in the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project

    Weare, Bryan C.

    Pages 19-32

  • Absorption of Solar Radiation by Clouds: Observations Versus Models

    Cess, R. D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Evaluation of the Spatio-Temporal Variability of Tropical Convection in GCMs by Using Geostationary Satellite Data

    Duvel, J. Ph (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • The importance and nature of the water vapor budget in nature and models

    Lindzen, Richard S.

    Pages 51-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Sensitivity to Radiative Perturbations
Book Subtitle
Physical Mechanisms and Their Validation
Editors
  • Herve LeTreut
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
34
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61053-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61053-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-60434-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64673-7
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 331
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