Observational Evidence of Increasing Global Radiative Forcing

  title={Observational Evidence of Increasing Global Radiative Forcing},
  author={Ryan J. Kramer and Hao He and Brian J. Soden and Lazaros Oreopoulos and Gunnar Myhre and Piers M. Forster and Christopher J. Smith},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Changes in atmospheric composition, such as increasing greenhouse gases, cause an initial radiative imbalance to the climate system, quantified as the instantaneous radiative forcing. This fundamental metric has not been directly observed globally and previous estimates have come from models. In part, this is because current space‐based instruments cannot distinguish the instantaneous radiative forcing from the climate’s radiative response. We apply radiative kernels to satellite observations… 

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