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Analysis of cloud radiative forcing and feedback in a climate GCM. Final report

By A. Lacis

Abstract

The principal objectives of the research supported at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program for a three year period commencing September 1990, were: (1) to improve and validate the radiation parameterizations in the GISS GCM through model intercomparisons with line-by-line calculations and through comparisons with ARM observations; (2) to improve the GISS GCM diagnostic output to enable more effective comparisons to global cloud/radiation data sets; and (3) to use ARM data to develop improved parameterization of clouds in the GCM and to study the interaction of dynamics and radiation. The ARM Program support has made it possible to establish and support an active and productive research group at GISS specializing in radiative transfer and cloud process modeling in support of improving the performance of a climate GCM

Topics: Aerosols, Clouds, Progress Report, Water Vapor, 54 Environmental Sciences, Atmospheric Precipitations, Radiations, Particle Size, Climate Models
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New York, NY (United States). Goddard Inst. for Space Studies
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.2172/465803
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