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Global energy balance and climate modeling

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6 Events found:

  1. Fri 24. Oct. 2014 11:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Dr. Geert Jan van Oldenborgh : Extreme event attribution: How rare was it, and was it due to climate change?
    Special Event
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  2. Mon 27. Oct. 2014 13:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Anna Possner : The Dynamics and Microphysics of Atmospheric Ship Tracks at the Mesoscale
    Special Event (PhD Defense)
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  3. Mon 27. Oct. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Pier Siebesma : What do we know about low cloud feedbacks?
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  4. Mon 03. Nov. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Andreas Vieli : The role of ocean terminating glaciers and ice sheets in a changing climate
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  5. Mon 10. Nov. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Dr. Ryan R. Neely III : Stratospheric Aerosols and Climate Variability: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium) NeelyETHAbstract.pdf
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  6. Mon 17. Nov. 2014 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Daniel Knopf : Heterogeneous Processes of Atmospheric Particles: Ice Nucleation and OH Oxidation Kinetics
    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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