A less cloudy future: the role of subtropical subsidence in climate sensitivity.

@article{Fasullo2012ALC,
  title={A less cloudy future: the role of subtropical subsidence in climate sensitivity.},
  author={John T. Fasullo and Kevin E. Trenberth},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338 6108},
  pages={792-4}
}
An observable constraint on climate sensitivity, based on variations in mid-tropospheric relative humidity (RH) and their impact on clouds, is proposed. We show that the tropics and subtropics are linked by teleconnections that induce seasonal RH variations that relate strongly to albedo (via clouds), and that this covariability is mimicked in a warming… CONTINUE READING