Monday, October 6, 2008

Return to research

Husband's birthday party (big one) behind me, kids back in school, misty Monday morning, the kitchen is a mess, I am going to try to get back to research.

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.

1 comment:

  1. While reading the article about the Arctic during lunch, I wondered at the phrasing of this sentence:

    "...especially on calm and clear nights, the the ground cools more rapidly than the adjacent air because the ground is a much better emitter of infrared radiation than the air. The arctic winter is dominated by temperature inversions, due to long nights and extensive infrared radiation losses."

    What does it mean to be a better emitter?