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Title: Observations and simulations of climate forcings and feedbacks. Final report

The research conducted under this agreement sought to use available satellite data sets to document a variety of climate feedback processes by understanding the mechanisms of current climate variability (seasonal, interannual, temperature dependence). Comparisons with feedback processes operating in the GCM were performed to determine which aspects of the variability serve as the most reliable proxies for decadal climate change. This report focuses on three general areas of progress: upper troposphere water vapor, low cloud optical thickness, and tropical cumulus anvil clouds.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
217720
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/61644--T1
ON: DE96009537
DOE Contract Number:
AI02-93ER61644
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Research Org:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New York, NY (United States). Goddard Inst. for Space Studies
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLIMATE MODELS; WATER VAPOR; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; CLOUDS; THICKNESS; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; TROPOSPHERE; CLOUD COVER; CLIMATIC CHANGE; SIMULATION; PROGRESS REPORT