A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes

E. Pallé, P. Montañés-Rodriguez, P. R. Goode, S. E. Koonin, M. Wild, S. Casadio

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Traditionally the Earth's reflectance has been assumed to be roughly constant, but large decadal variability, not reproduced by current climate models, has been reported lately from a variety of sources. We compare here the available data sets related to Earth's reflectance, in order to assess the observational constraints on the models. We find a consistent picture among all data sets of an albedo decreased during 1985-2000 between 2-3 and 6-7 W/m2, which is highly climatically significant. The largest discrepancy among the data sets occurs during 2000-2004, when some present an increasing reflectance trend, while CERES observations show a steady decrease of about 2 W/m2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL21702
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume32
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2005

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climate forcing
climate
reflectance
CERES (experiment)
climate models
albedo
climate modeling
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Pallé, E., Montañés-Rodriguez, P., Goode, P. R., Koonin, S. E., Wild, M., & Casadio, S. (2005). A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes. Geophysical Research Letters, 32(21), 1-4. [L21702]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023847

A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes. / Pallé, E.; Montañés-Rodriguez, P.; Goode, P. R.; Koonin, S. E.; Wild, M.; Casadio, S.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, No. 21, L21702, 16.11.2005, p. 1-4.

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Pallé, E, Montañés-Rodriguez, P, Goode, PR, Koonin, SE, Wild, M & Casadio, S 2005, 'A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 32, no. 21, L21702, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023847
Pallé E, Montañés-Rodriguez P, Goode PR, Koonin SE, Wild M, Casadio S. A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes. Geophysical Research Letters. 2005 Nov 16;32(21):1-4. L21702. https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023847
Pallé, E. ; Montañés-Rodriguez, P. ; Goode, P. R. ; Koonin, S. E. ; Wild, M. ; Casadio, S. / A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 32, No. 21. pp. 1-4.
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