Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2010JC006665, 2011
Title: Seasonal variability of the Canary Current: A numerical study
Authors: Evan Mason: Departament d'Oceanografa Fsica, Institut de Cincies del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain; and Departamento de Fsica, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain;
Pablo Sangr: Departamento de Fsica, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain;
Francois Colas, Jeroen Molemaker, Alexander F. Shchepetkin, and James C. McWilliams: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA;
Charles Troupin: GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research, Universit de Lige, Lige, Belgium.
9. Proposed NASA mission could detect climate effects, simulation indicates
Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere change how much solar radiation is reflected back into space. A proposed NASA mission, Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO), would make benchmark measurements of shortwave reflectance and longwave radiance spectra and of atmospheric refractivity to help researchers understand the changing solar reflectance and its effects on climate.
To help mission planners and to determine the utility of solar reflectance data from CLARREO for understanding climate forcings and feedbacks, Feldman et al. introduce an observational system simulation experiment that calculates the signals of future climate forcings and feedbacks in top-of-atmosphere reflectance spectra. The experiment allows mission planners to simulate CLARR
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