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Frequency of Deep Convective Clouds and Global WarmingThis slide presentation reviews the effect of global warming on the formation of Deep Convective Clouds (DCC). It concludes that nature responds to global warming with an increase in strong convective activity. The frequency of DCC increases with global warming at the rate of 6%/decade. The increased frequency of DCC with global warming alone increases precipitation by 1.7%/decade. It compares the state of the art climate models' response to global warming, and concludes that the parametrization of climate models need to be tuned to more closely emulate the way nature responds to global warming.
Document ID
20100033057
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Aumann, Hartmut H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Teixeira, Joao (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 10, 2008
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Meeting Information
AGU Fall Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
infrared
climate
hyperspectral