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Global energy balance and climate modeling

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6 Events found:

  1. Mon 09. Mar. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Thomas Koop : How ice crystals form (or not)
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  2. Wed 11. Mar. 2015 09:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Dr. Dominik Renggli : From cyclone tracks to the costs of European winter storms: A probabilistic loss assessment model
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar) Abstract.pdf
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  3. Mon 16. Mar. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Olivia Romppainen-Martius : High-impact weather in Switzerland - climatologies and processes
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  4. Tue 17. Mar. 2015 09:30 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Prof. Ben Poulter : Toward an updated global wetland CH4 budget: progress, challenges and data needs
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  5. Mon 23. Mar. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Joy Singarayer : Land use, climate change and climate engineering
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  6. Mon 30. Mar. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Hayley Fowler : Understanding climate change impacts in the Karakoram Himalaya
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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Das IAC bloggt auf dem ETH-Klimablog, der Informationsplattform der ETH Zürich zum Klimawandel. Mehr auf www.klimablog.ethz.ch.

Global Energy Balance

Energy balance of the climate system determines the present climate. The change of the energy balance, especially the term of radiation is the cause for most climate changes. The projects at ETH concentrated its effort on the energy balance at the earth’s surface where most energy conversion takes place. The project presented the new and accurate energy balance at the earth’s surface. The project also has become the first scientific project that successfully detected the important radiation changes that could lead to climate changes. During this project, three important discoveries were made: Missing Absorption, Global Dimming and Global Brightening. The observed irradiances were used to improve parameterization of radiation in GCM, especially of the ECHAM series. As the result, the earth’s surface irradiances simulated by ECHAM4 and ECHAM5 rank among the best in the world.

Contact: Martin Wild, Andreas Rösch, Raelene Sheppard, Atsumu Ohmura

 

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