Recommendations for diagnosing effective radiative forcing from climate models for CMIP6

  title={Recommendations for diagnosing effective radiative forcing from climate models for CMIP6},
  author={Piers M. Forster and Thomas B. Richardson and Amanda C. Maycock and Christopher J. Smith and Bj{\o}rn Hallvard Samset and Gunnar Myhre and Timothy Andrews and Robert Pincus and Michael Schulz},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres},
  pages={12,460 - 12,475}
The usefulness of previous Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) exercises has been hampered by a lack of radiative forcing information. This has made it difficult to understand reasons for differences between model responses. Effective radiative forcing (ERF) is easier to diagnose than traditional radiative forcing in global climate models (GCMs) and is more representative of the eventual temperature response. Here we examine the different methods of computing ERF in two GCMs. We find… 

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