Thermal Equilibrium of the Atmosphere with a Given Distribution of Relative Humidity

@article{Manabe1967ThermalEO,
title={Thermal Equilibrium of the Atmosphere with a Given Distribution of Relative Humidity},
author={S. Manabe and R. Wetherald},
journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
year={1967},
volume={24},
pages={241-259}
}

Abstract Radiative convective equilibrium of the atmosphere with a given distribution of relative humidity is computed as the asymptotic state of an initial value problem. The results show that it takes almost twice as long to reach the state of radiative convective equilibrium for the atmosphere with a given distribution of relative humidity than for the atmosphere with a given distribution of absolute humidity. Also, the surface equilibrium temperature of the former is almost twice as… Expand