Surface and top-of-atmosphere radiative feedback kernels for CESM-CAM5

Pendergrass, Angeline G.; Conley, Andrew; Vitt, Francis M.

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/D6F47MT6https://doi.org/10.5065/D6F47MT6, and accompanying software can be downloaded from urihttps://github.com/apendergrass/cam5-kernels.

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Pendergrass, Angeline G. / Conley, Andrew / Vitt, Francis M.: Surface and top-of-atmosphere radiative feedback kernels for CESM-CAM5. 2018. Copernicus Publications.

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