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Record 18 of 5778
Energy balance climate models
Author and Affiliation:
North, G. R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, Greenbelt, MD)
Cahalan, R. F.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, Greenbelt, MD)
Coakley, J. A., Jr.(National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States)
Abstract: An introductory survey of the global energy balance climate models is presented with an emphasis on analytical results. A sequence of increasingly complicated models involving ice cap and radiative feedback processes are solved, and the solutions and parameter sensitivities are studied. The model parameterizations are examined critically in light of many current uncertainties. A simple seasonal model is used to study the effects of changes in orbital elements on the temperature field. A linear stability theorem and a complete nonlinear stability analysis for the models are developed. Analytical solutions are also obtained for the linearized models driven by stochastic forcing elements. In this context the relation between natural fluctuation statistics and climate sensitivity is stressed.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1981
Document ID:
19820032405
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 82A15940
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics; 19; Feb. 198
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
National Center for Atmospheric Research; Boulder, CO, United States
Missouri Univ.; Saint Louis, MO, United States
Description: 31p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC HEAT BUDGET; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; CLIMATE MODELS; CLIMATOLOGY; HEAT BALANCE; ANNUAL VARIATIONS; GREEN'S FUNCTIONS; ICE FORMATION; NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; ORBITAL ELEMENTS; PARAMETERIZATION; POLAR CAPS; RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; THERMAL STABILITY
Imprint And Other Notes: Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, vol. 19, Feb. 1981, p. 91-121. NSF-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 91-121. NSF-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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