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On-orbit accuracy of infrared spectra for climate model testing
Author(s): John A. Dykema; P. Jonathan Gero; Stephen S. Leroy; Henry E. Revercomb; Daniel Kirk-Davidoff; James G. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The scientific objectives of the CLimate Absolute Radiance and REfractivity Observatory (CLARREO) new start recommended by the National Research Council Decadal Survey prioritize high accuracy measurements of infrared spectra, tested for systematic error, tied to international measurements standards, and suitable for testing long-term climate forecasts (of 10 years or more). We present the results from a realistic proof-of-concept study for this mission concept and examine the prospects of testing and improving long-term climate forecasts from ensembles of coupled General Circulation Models (GCMs) such as those participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report (IPCC-4AR).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7081, Earth Observing Systems XIII, 70810N (20 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795983
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Dykema, Harvard Univ. (United States)
P. Jonathan Gero, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Stephen S. Leroy, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)
Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
James G. Anderson, Harvard Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7081:
Earth Observing Systems XIII
James J. Butler; Jack Xiong, Editor(s)

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