Land surface temperature and radiative fluxes response of the NCAR CCM2/biosphere-atmosphere transfer scheme to modifications in the optical properties of clouds

A. N. Hahmann, D. M. Ward, R. E. Dickinson

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Abstract

Climate simulations of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) community climate model version 2 (CCM2) are compared with several data sets. These data sets are a multiyear climatology of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes, the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Prolject (ISCCP) cloudiness, and the Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project surface insolation. The comparison focuses on global and regional spatial scales and the seasonal timescale. A revised computational scheme of the cloud optical properites is introduced in the solar and longwave radiative transfer parameterizations of CCM2. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23,239-23,252
JournalJournal of geophysical research
Volume100
Issue numberD11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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