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Earth and Climate Science

Contrasting effects of greenhouse and solar surface radiative forcing on the climate and hydrologic sensitivity: an analysis using simple climate models 
 
Wed, Mar 20, 2019,   04:30 PM to 05:30 PM at R. No.32, Second floor, Main building

Dr. Chirag Dhara
Climate Change Analyst, Firstpost, India

This talk focuses on the use of idealized models to study how surface temperature and the hydrologic cycle respond to perturbations in different radiation components at the surface. Simple quantitative driver-response relationships derived from these models are shown to have wide explanatory power: reconciling “paradoxes” in observations of climate variables, understanding certain biases in GCM output, and why the sensitivity of the water cycle is different to greenhouse gases and aerosols. This also allows for the rapid formulation and first-order studies of new climate change scenarios.
 

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