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Global energy balance and climate modeling

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6 Events found:

  1. Thu 02. Apr. 2015 15:15 : ETH Zentrum, CHN L 17.1
    Alan Robock : Nuclear Famine: The Threat to Humanity from Nuclear Weapons
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  2. Mon 20. Apr. 2015 11:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN P 12
    Pardeep Pall (Berkeley Lab) : Diagnosing possible human influences on heavy Colorado rainfall in September 2013
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  3. Mon 20. Apr. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Dr. Paul Field : Mixed-phase clouds – theory to application
    Kolloquium Atmos. & Klima (Kolloquium)
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  4. Fri 24. Apr. 2015 14:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN P 12
    Prof. Bart van den Hurk : Between the mazes of climate scenarios
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  5. Mon 27. Apr. 2015 15:00 : ETH Zentrum, CHN P 12
    Hervé Douville : The recent global-warming hiatus: What does it tell about climate variability and global climate models?
    Special Event (Extraordinary Seminar)
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  6. Mon 27. Apr. 2015 16:15 : ETH Zentrum, CAB G 11
    Prof. Anne-Catherine Favre : Using transient RCM simulations to project precipitation occurrence, intensity and return levels
    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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