Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere

  title={Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere},
  author={Benjamin D. Santer and P. W. Thorne and Leopold Haimberger and K. E. Taylor and Tom M. L. Wigley and John R. Lanzante and S. Solomon and Melissa Free and Peter J. Gleckler and Phillip D. Jones and Thomas R Karl and S. A. Klein and Carl A. Mears and Douglas W. Nychka and Gavin A. Schmidt and Steven C. Sherwood and Frank Wentz},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
A recent report of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) identified a ‘potentially serious inconsistency’ between modelled and observed trends in tropical lapse rates (Karl et al., 2006). Early versions of satellite and radiosonde datasets suggested that the tropical surface had warmed more than the troposphere, while climate models consistently showed tropospheric amplification of surface warming in response to human‐caused increases in well‐mixed greenhouse gases (GHGs). We revisit… 
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