The simulated Earth radiation budget of the National Center for Atmospheric Research community climate model C CM 2 and comparisons with the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment ( ERBE )

@inproceedings{Kiehl2007TheSE,
  title={The simulated Earth radiation budget of the National Center for Atmospheric Research community climate model C CM 2 and comparisons with the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment ( ERBE )},
  author={Jeffrey T Kiehl and James J. Hack and Bruce P. Briegleb},
  year={2007}
}
This study documents the Earth radiation budget as simulated by the latest version of the National Center for Atmospheric Research community climate model (CCM2). The validation of the simulated Earth radiation budget is carried out through comparison with Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data. The study also documents the new cloud parameterization employed by CCM2. In general, the radiation budget of CCM2 is in better agreement with the ERBE data than previous versions of the CCM. In… CONTINUE READING