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Robust Responses of the Hydrological Cycle to Global Warming
Using the climate change experiments generated for the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this study examines some aspects of the changes in the hydrological cycle… Expand
An Assessment of Climate Feedbacks in Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Models
Abstract The climate feedbacks in coupled ocean–atmosphere models are compared using a coordinated set of twenty-first-century climate change experiments. Water vapor is found to provide the largest… Expand
Observed changes in top-of-the-atmosphere radiation and upper-ocean heating consistent within uncertainty
Global climate change results from a small yet persistent imbalance between the amount of sunlight absorbed by the Earth and the thermal radiation emitted back to space. A revised analysis of… Expand
Current changes in tropical precipitation.
Current changes in tropical precipitation from satellite data and climate models are assessed. Wet and dry regions of the tropics are defined as the highest 30% and lowest 70% of monthly… Expand
Climatological Variations in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks
AbstractThis study investigates the relationship between tropical cyclone (TC) tracks and climatological variations in large-scale environmental parameters associated with the TC steering flow. By… Expand
Whither Hurricane Activity?
Alternative interpretations of the relationship between sea surface temperature and hurricane activity imply vastly different future Atlantic hurricane activity.
The Sensitivity of the Tropical-Mean Radiation Budget
Abstract A key disagreement exists between global climate model (GCM) simulations and satellite observations of the decadal variability in the tropical-mean radiation budget. Measurements from the… Expand
An upper tropospheric humidity data set from operational satellite microwave data
 183.31 GHz observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit B (AMSU-B) instruments onboard the NOAA 15, 16, and 17 satellites were used to derive a new data set of Upper Tropospheric… Expand
State of the Climate in 2018
AbstractEditor’s note: For easy download the posted pdf of the State of the Climate for 2019 is a low-resolution file. A high-resolution copy of the report is available by clicking here. Please be ...
Designing the Climate Observing System of the Future
Climate observations are needed to address a large range of important societal issues including sea level rise, droughts, floods, extreme heat events, food security, and fresh water availability. Expand