Sensitivity of aerosol radiative forcing calculations to spectral resolution [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1996. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 9 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Potential impacts of aerosol radiative forcing on climate have generated considerable recent interest. An important consideration in estimating the forcing from various aerosol components is the spectral resolution used for the solar radiative transfer calculations. This paper examines the spectral resolution required from the viewpoint of overlapping spectrally varying aerosol properties with other cross sections. A diagnostic is developed for comparing different band choices, and the impact of these choices on the radiative forcing calculated for typical sulfate and biomass aerosols was investigated.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 10/01/1996., "ucrl-jc--124314", " conf-960870--3", "DE97052676", International radiation symposium: current problems in atmospheric radiation, Fairbanks, AK (United States), 19-24 Aug 1996., and Grant, K.E.
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