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With regards to the new Marvel et al paper, I find that: First, the fact that global climatemodels project more positive climate feedbacks in the future does not in any way prove that the models are correct in doing so.
Secondly, the more detailed explanation in the paper itself supports the statement with several different, mainly invalid, arguments: The evidence for argument a is weak. The second is relevant to increases in CO2 concentration from a doubling to a quadrupling, but its findings are fully explicable by the fact that CO2 forcing increases very slightly faster than logarithmically with concentration.
In these models the pattern of SST warming changes over time after forcing is applied, and on average the feedbacks applying to the later warming pattern are more positive. However, ECS inferred from simulations in which sea surface temperatures are prescribed according to observations is lower still.
But, as I will show, a better interpretation is that estimating ECS by using changes over a twenty-six year period is unwise. They used the well-known energy-balance estimation formula: They reported that simply subtracting the first decade from the last yielded similar results.
Given the wide spread between CMIP5 models in, inter alia, the level of aerosol forcing, and in estimated ERF from CO2, this will likely cause considerable inaccuracy when using equation 1 to estimate ECS for individual models.
Averaged over all models, the inaccuracy will be smaller. However, post the changes in aerosol ERF are relatively small, so there may be little downwards bias. Figure 1 shows the resulting ECS estimates Marvel et al. Models are ordered by increasing estimated long-term ECS. Reproduced from Figure 1 of the Supporting Information for Marvel et al.
The period is particularly unsuitable for ECS estimation since strong negative volcanic forcing arose during its first half, but not thereafter.
There is evidence including from Marvel et al. It is simple enough to investigate the effect on short-period ECS estimation of avoiding significant influence from volcanism. I do so by using historical simulation data from the almost identical period and Marvel et al. I made up the base ten years by combining the volcanic-free and periods.
I took average changes from the base ten years to the final decade,which is also free of eruptions.
Doing so avoided the El Chichon and Mount Pinatubo eruptions and the main parts of the recoveries from each of them. Figure 2 shows the resulting ECS estimates, upon applying equation 1. Where several historical simulation runs were carried out by a model, the ECS estimates using mean values from its ensemble of runs red triangles are less wild.
But the interesting point shown in Figure 2 is that, across all models, the median of the long-term ECS estimates blue line: ECS estimated from non-volcanic periods in recent historical simulations. Blue triangles show estimated long-term ECS.
The red and blue lines which overlap show the multimodel-ensemble medians of respectively ensemble-mean ECS estimates and long-term ECS estimates.After yesterday’s post about what determines temperature, I thought I would revisit one of the most convincing evidences of Earth’s greenhouse effect..
As I’ve mentioned before, a handheld infrared thermometer is a great little tool to help gain physical insight into the thermal radiative (infrared) effect the atmosphere has on surface temperature.
Blackbody radiation is the electro-magnetic radiation emerging from a small hole in a perfectly black box containing electromagnetic radiation at a high temperature. Scientists were interested in setting standards for the electric and thus measured the distribution of the total electromagnetic energy in a black box among the different.
BLACKBODY RADIATION Introduction. This chapter briefly summarizes some of the formulas and theorems associated with blackbody for example, to be used for repeatedly opening and closing the door separating the two cavities. We have thus.
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