Trends in tropospheric humidity from reanalysis systems

  title={Trends in tropospheric humidity from reanalysis systems},
  author={Andrew E. Dessler and Sean M. Davis},
[1] A recent paper (Paltridge et al., 2009) found that specific humidity in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/ NCAR) reanalysis declined between 1973 and 2007, particularly in the tropical mid and upper troposphere, the region that plays the key role in the water vapor feedback. If borne out, this result suggests potential problems in the consensus view of a positive water vapor feedback. Here we consider whether this result holds… CONTINUE READING
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