Diurnal asymmetry of climatic response to increased CO2 and aerosols: forcings and feedbacks

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Abstract

To examine the causes of the observed diurnally asymmetrical climate change over land, the roles of different physical mechanisms are evaluated using a radiative-convective model of the diurnal cycle. This model explicitly calculates a complete set of physical processes, including the water vapor distribution, clouds, transports in the turbulent boundary layer, and convection. Calculations were carried out for midlatitude summer and winter and for tropical spring conditions taking into account the most important climate forcings: CO2 increase, tropospheric aerosol pollution, and the combined case with simultaneous CO2 and aerosol effects. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberD12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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