I want to go back to the ERBE, CERES and more recent data sets. Here are some articles that I found this morning:
- 22 views of the global albedo- : comparison between 20 GCMs and two satellites Tellus, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography,2006, vol. 58, no3, pp. 320-330 [11 page(s) (article)] (27 ref.)
- Present-day springtime high-latitude surface albedo as a predictor of simulated climate sensitivity.GRL,VOL. 34,L17703,doi:10.1029/2007GL030775,2007 (found by googling first article)
- Intercomparisons of Global surface Albedo and the SW Radiation Budgets from Multiple Satellite Missions and Modeling, Trischenko et al.
I also found this website, produced by the NCAR Climate Analysis Section, which offers some help in finding data sets for research. I look at this because I last looked at ERBE data while I was in Germany about 10 years ago. There have been many new satellites and instruments since then ( MODIS, MSG, Terra, Aqua ) since then and I need to update my knowledge.
Her's a list of articles I spent the last hour skimming over, due to a tangential interest in global warming and data....The one with Latham has my thesis professor as one of the co-authors. These articles discuss the possibilities of manually adjusting cloud cover so as to maintain a constant global temperature. I'm not sure if these have been published yet, I just found them on the web. Do they really think that the climate can be tuned manually?
This one is about the arctic: ACIA_Ch02_Final.pdf, recommended by someone on Climate Audit (don't even ASK how I wound up on that website...ok...I was looking to see if they (or Real Climate) had an opinion about the Latham paper above. I could not find one. Just that John Latham is not related to Steve Lathum)
Sigh, it is now 3 hours since I started writing this. My literature searches, though important, need to stay focused.