Water vapor and cloud feedback over the tropical oceans: Can we use ENSO as a surrogate for climate change?

@inproceedings{Lau1996WaterVA,
  title={Water vapor and cloud feedback over the tropical oceans: Can we use ENSO as a surrogate for climate change?},
  author={K. M. W. Lau and C.-h. Ho and M Y Chou},
  year={1996}
}
Based on experiments with the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) global climate model, we find that the basic patterns of anomalous water vapor greenhouse effect and cloud radiative forcing during ENSO are primarily determined by the basin-wide dynamical response to large scale sea surface temperature (SST) forcing. There is no supergreenhouse effect in the sense of unstable interaction due to local thermodynamics and water vapor radiative feedback on interannual time scales. About 80% of… CONTINUE READING

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