Sensitivity of aerosol radiative forcing calculations to spectral resolution

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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.

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Grant, K.E. October 1, 1996.

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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.

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  • International radiation symposium: current problems in atmospheric radiation, Fairbanks, AK (United States), 19-24 Aug 1996

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124314
  • Report No.: CONF-960870--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 493343
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Grant, K.E. Sensitivity of aerosol radiative forcing calculations to spectral resolution, article, October 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684669/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.