Surface and Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Feedback Kernels for CESM-CAM5

TitleSurface and Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Feedback Kernels for CESM-CAM5
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPendergrass, Angeline G., Conley Andrew, and Vitt Francis M.
JournalEarth System Science Data
Volume10
Number1
Pages317-324
Date Published02/2018
Abstract / Summary

Radiative kernels at the top of the atmosphere are useful for decomposing changes in atmospheric radiative fluxes due to feedbacks from atmosphere and surface temperature, water vapor, and surface albedo. Here we describe and validate radiative kernels calculated with the large-ensemble version of CAM5, CESM1.1.2, at the top of the atmosphere and the surface. Estimates of the radiative forcing from greenhouse gases and aerosols in RCP8.5 in the CESM large-ensemble simulations are also diagnosed. As an application, feedbacks are calculated for the CESM large ensemble. The kernels are freely available at https://doi.org/10.5065/D6F47MT6, and accompanying software can be downloaded from https://github.com/apendergrass/cam5-kernels.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-317-2018
DOI10.5194/essd-10-317-2018
Journal: Earth System Science Data
Year of Publication: 2018
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Pages: 317-324
Date Published: 02/2018

Radiative kernels at the top of the atmosphere are useful for decomposing changes in atmospheric radiative fluxes due to feedbacks from atmosphere and surface temperature, water vapor, and surface albedo. Here we describe and validate radiative kernels calculated with the large-ensemble version of CAM5, CESM1.1.2, at the top of the atmosphere and the surface. Estimates of the radiative forcing from greenhouse gases and aerosols in RCP8.5 in the CESM large-ensemble simulations are also diagnosed. As an application, feedbacks are calculated for the CESM large ensemble. The kernels are freely available at https://doi.org/10.5065/D6F47MT6, and accompanying software can be downloaded from https://github.com/apendergrass/cam5-kernels.

DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-317-2018
Citation:
Pendergrass, A, A Conley, and F Vitt.  2018.  "Surface and Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Feedback Kernels for CESM-CAM5."  Earth System Science Data 10(1): 317-324.  https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-317-2018.