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ARM Studies Reduce Model Simulation Uncertainties
Published: February 21, 2005
Posted: March 29, 2005

The Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has completed a major effort aimed at improving the parameterizations of radiative transfer in the atmosphere which are used in global climate models to simulate how climate will respond in the future to natural and human-induced forcing. The development and validation of a new radiative transfer model reduced errors in longwave radiation flux calculations, resulting in a reduction in the uncertainties in model simulations of heating and cooling of the Earths atmosphere.

Contact: ARM  Wanda Ferrell, SC-74, 301-903-0043
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling
  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-74 Environmental Sciences Division, OBER)

 

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