Tag Archives: Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity

Prospects for narrowing ECS bounds

I was just going to briefly mention a new paper by Stevens, Sherwood, Bony and Webb in which they present [p]rospects for narrowing bounds on Earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity. The basic argument is similar to what has – at times … Continue reading

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Planetary Energy Imbalance

I’m on a train heading to a meeting, and so, to move on from the whole Brexit saga, I thought I would briefly highlight this recent paper that provides an [Improved] estimate of Earth’s energy imbalance. It uses ocean heat … Continue reading

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Time dependent feedbacks

There’s a very interesting new paper by Gregory and Andrews called Variation in climate sensitivity and feedback parameters during the historical period. The motivation seems to be to try and reconcile why estimates of the effective climate sensitivity using recent … Continue reading

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ECS > 2K again

I’ve been away at a meeting where there talks from 9am till about 6pm and then various evening activities. I then came back to work and spent yesterday marking undergraduate research presentations. So, I haven’t had a chance to post … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on climate sensitivity

Semyorka posted a comment on my previous post that highlighted a paper that I had’t seen before. The paper is Global atmospheric downward longwave radiation over land surface under all-sky conditions from 1973 to 2008 which tries to determine (as … Continue reading

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Nic Lewis’s prior beliefs

Nic Lewis has apparently had a paper published in the Journal of Climate, called Objective Inference for Climate Parameters: Bayesian, Transformation of Variables and Profile Likelihood Approaches. Nic discusses his new paper in a Climate Audit blogpost called Paper justifying … Continue reading

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Open, pre-submission peer-review

Someone (I’m not sure if they want to be named, so I won’t, but they’re welcome to comment if they wish) sent me a copy of a document by David Wasdell. It’s called Sensitivity and the Carbon Budget, and is … Continue reading

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