On the diagnosis of radiative feedback in the presence of unknown radiative forcing Roy W. Spencer1 and William D. Braswell1
Roy W. Spencer publishes in JGR again! Science Friday on lgf…
It is clear that the accurate diagnosis of short‐term
feedbacks (let alone long‐term climate sensitivity) from
observations of natural fluctuations in the climate system is
far from a solved problem. As we have seen, the presence
of nonfeedback, internally generated radiative forcing confounds
the identification of radiative feedback. Nevertheless,
it is hoped that the insights provided here, all explained within
the forcing‐feedback paradigm of climate variability, will
lead to new and more accurate methods of feedback and
climate sensitivity diagnosis from satellite observations, as
well as better metrics for the testing the climate sensitivity of
coupled climate models.
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