A51C:
Climate Sensitivity and Feedbacks: Advances and New Paradigms II Posters


Session ID#: 7706

Session Description:
An abiding goal of climate science has been to reduce the uncertainty in climate sensitivity - a metric commonly used to quantify the global equilibrium climate response to forcing. However, estimates remain at 2-4.5 K, a range largely due to uncertainties associated with clouds and other moist processes. In light of new observations, this session will revisit our constraints on transient and equilibrium climate sensitivity and re-evaluate the utility of the traditional forcing-feedback-sensitivity paradigm. We welcome submissions on theory, observations, and modeling studies of feedbacks and climate sensitivity, especially those exploring novel evaluation techniques, and new ways of thinking about processes that govern climate's response to external forcing.
Primary Conveners:  Alexandra K Jonko, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Conveners:  Mark D Zelinka, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, Brian H Kahn, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Andrew E Dessler, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, United States
Chairs:  Mark D Zelinka, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States and Brian H Kahn, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Alexandra K Jonko, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1626 Global climate models [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chen Zhou, Mark D Zelinka and Stephen A Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Minghuai Wang1, Zhun Guo2, Yun Qian3, Tianjun Zhou2 and Steven John Ghan3, (1)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Jay R Herman, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, Clark j Weaver, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Gordon J Labow, NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Mark D Zelinka, Christopher Terai, Chen Zhou and Stephen A Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Timothy Cronin1, Eli Tziperman2 and Harrison Li2, (1)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Harrison Li, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Timothy Cronin, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Andrew E Dessler, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, United States and Chen Zhou, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Seiji Kato, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States and Norman G Loeb, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Fang Pan, Xianglei Huang and Xiuhong Chen, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Richard Davy, Linling Chen and Stephen Outten, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
Jonah Bloch-Johnson1, Dorian S Abbot1 and Raymond Pierrehumbert2, (1)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Rong Yu, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, Benjamin L Ruddell, Arizona State University, Fulton Schools of Engineering, Tempe, AZ, United States, Daniel L Childers, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ, United States and Minseok Kang, Seoul National University, National Center for AgroMeteorology, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Travis Allen O'Brien1, Karthik Kashinath1 and William Drew Collins2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Tra Dinh and Stephan Fueglistaler, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Di Tian1, Wenjie Dong2, Daoyi Gong3, Yan Guo3, Shili Yang1 and Scientific Team of Climate Change, (1)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, (2)BNU Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, (3)Beijing Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (ESPRE), Beijing, China
Angus James Ferraro, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, Francis H Lambert, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom, Matthew Collins, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom and Georgina Miles, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom
Chirag Dhara, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Biospheric Theory and Modelling Group, Jena, Germany
William H Swartz, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Xun Zhu, Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, Jeng-Hwa Yee, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and Valentina Aquila, Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Science, Baltimore, MD, United States
Michael Ponater, Vanessa Rieger and Simone Dietmüller, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany
Yi Huang1, Xiaoxiao Tan2 and Yan Xia2, (1)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)McGill University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
Erik Joseph Lester Larson and Robert W Portmann, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Williamary Portugal, INPE National Institute for Space Research, Geophysics - CEAII, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Alessandra Abe Pacini, University of Vale do Paraíba, Physics and Astronomy Laboratory, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Ezequiel Echer, INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil and Mariza Pereira de Souza Echer, INPE National Institute for Space Research, Geophysics, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil