Tropospheric Water Vapor and Climate Sensitivity

@article{Schneider1999TroposphericWV,
  title={Tropospheric Water Vapor and Climate Sensitivity},
  author={E. Schneider and B. Kirtman and R. Lindzen},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={56},
  pages={1649-1658}
}
Abstract Estimates are made of the effect of changes in tropospheric water vapor on the climate sensitivity to doubled carbon dioxide (CO2), using a coarse resolution atmospheric general circulation model coupled to a slab mixed layer ocean. The sensitivity of the model to doubled CO2 is found as the difference between the equilibrium responses for control and doubled CO2 cases. Clouds are specified to isolate the water vapor feedback. Experiments in which the water vapor distribution is… Expand
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