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Global energy balance and climate modeling

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5 Events found:

  1. Mon 01. Dec. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Daniel J. Cziczo : Understanding the dominant sources and mechanisms of cirrus cloud formation through in situ measurements
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  2. Mon 08. Dec. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Dr. Albert Klein Tank : Extremes in a changing climate; recent progress of the WCRP/WMO expert team on climate change detection and indices ETCCDI
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  3. Tue 09. Dec. 2014 14:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Nikolina Ban : Convection-Resolving Climate Simulations for the Greater Alpine region: Development, Evaluation and Climate Projections
    Special Event (PhD Defense)
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  4. Wed 10. Dec. 2014 14:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN P 12
    Dr. Elizabeth Kendon : The changing character of rainfall in a convection-permitting climate model
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  5. Mon 15. Dec. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Dr. Stephan Pfahl : The relevance of cyclones and moisture supply for midlatitude precipitation extremes
    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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