On the Diagnosis of Radiative Feedback in the Presence of Unknown Radiative Forcing

By | October 6, 2010

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The impact of time?varying radiative forcing on the diagnosis of radiative feedback from satellite observations of the Earth is explored. Phase space plots of variations in global average temperature versus radiative flux reveal linear striations and spiral patterns in both satellite measurements and in output from coupled climate models.