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Title: Cloud-radiative effects on implied oceanic energy transports as simulated by atmospheric general circulation models

Abstract

This paper reports on energy fluxes across the surface of the ocean as simulated by fifteen atmospheric general circulation models in which ocean surface temperatures and sea-ice boundaries are prescribed. The oceanic meridional energy transport that would be required to balance these surface fluxes is computed, and is shown to be critically sensitive to the radiative effects of clouds, to the extent that even the sign of the Southern Hemisphere ocean energy transport can be affected by the errors in simulated cloud-radiation interactions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  3. Canadian Climate Centre, Victoria (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10162018
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-116893; PCMDI-15
ON: DE94014355
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SEAS; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; OCEANIC CIRCULATION; GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS; SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR FLUX; CLOUD COVER; CLIMATIC CHANGE; AIR-BIOSPHERE INTERACTIONS; 990200; 540210; 540110; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS; BASIC STUDIES

Citation Formats

Gleckler, P.J., Randall, D.A., and Boer, G. Cloud-radiative effects on implied oceanic energy transports as simulated by atmospheric general circulation models. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10162018.
Gleckler, P.J., Randall, D.A., & Boer, G. Cloud-radiative effects on implied oceanic energy transports as simulated by atmospheric general circulation models. United States. doi:10.2172/10162018.
Gleckler, P.J., Randall, D.A., and Boer, G. Tue . "Cloud-radiative effects on implied oceanic energy transports as simulated by atmospheric general circulation models". United States. doi:10.2172/10162018. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10162018.
@article{osti_10162018,
title = {Cloud-radiative effects on implied oceanic energy transports as simulated by atmospheric general circulation models},
author = {Gleckler, P.J. and Randall, D.A. and Boer, G.},
abstractNote = {This paper reports on energy fluxes across the surface of the ocean as simulated by fifteen atmospheric general circulation models in which ocean surface temperatures and sea-ice boundaries are prescribed. The oceanic meridional energy transport that would be required to balance these surface fluxes is computed, and is shown to be critically sensitive to the radiative effects of clouds, to the extent that even the sign of the Southern Hemisphere ocean energy transport can be affected by the errors in simulated cloud-radiation interactions.},
doi = {10.2172/10162018},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}