Clouds and the Faint Young Sun Paradox

@article{Goldblatt2010CloudsAT,
  title={Clouds and the Faint Young Sun Paradox},
  author={C. Goldblatt and K. Zahnle},
  journal={Climate of The Past},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={203-220}
}
Abstract. We investigate the role which clouds could play in resolving the Faint Young Sun Paradox (FYSP). Lower solar luminosity in the past means that less energy was absorbed on Earth (a forcing of −50 W m−2 during the late Archean), but geological evidence points to the Earth having been at least as warm as it is today, with only very occasional glaciations. We perform radiative calculations on a single global mean atmospheric column. We select a nominal set of three layered, randomly… Expand
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