Climate Sensitivity to Radiative Perturbations

Physical Mechanisms and Their Validation

  • Hervé Le Treut

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. General Issues and Methodologies

  3. Cloud and Water Vapour Feedbacks in Atmospheric Models

  4. Feedbacks in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. David A. Randall, Laura D. Fowler, Donald A. Dazlich
      Pages 239-249
    3. Hervé Le Treut, Michèle Forichon, Olivier Boucher, Zhao-Xin Li
      Pages 267-280
    4. Charles A. Lin, Richard J. Greatbatch, Sheng Zhang
      Pages 291-303
    5. Michael E. Schlesinger, Navin Ramankutty
      Pages 305-316
    6. H. Fehmi Durukanoğlu
      Pages 317-324
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-334

About these proceedings


Current climate models diverge in their assessment of global warming that will result from the anthropogenic increase in trace gases. This is because they differ in their representation of the hydrological cycle (water vapour, clouds, snow and sea ice, soil moisture) and because a direct validation in terms of sensitivity is not possible. Indirect methods and approaches are therefore necessary to verify the models efficiently. The book provides an overview on different validation approaches. The use of satellite data is particularly stressed.


Cloud Snow atmospheric radiation atmosphärische Strahlung climatology global warming globale Erwärmung greenhouse effect

Editors and affiliations

  • Hervé Le Treut
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRSEcole Normale Supérieure 24, rue LhomondParis Cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64673-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61053-0
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