GC028:
Earth’s energy imbalance and energy flows through the climate system





Session ID#: 24188

Session Description:
Earth energy imbalance is the fundamental measure of the rate at which earth’s climate changes. Solar radiation absorbed by the Earth is converted into different forms of energy. The goal of this session is to bring together observation and modeling experts and data users of ocean and atmospheric, reanalysis, air-sea fluxes, ocean heat content, climate models, atmospheric radiation and sea level to better synthesize all the information available on the energy flows through the climate system and inventories of where it resides.  Papers on fluxes of energy at top-of-atmosphere and the surface, and analyses of changes in storage of energy and its movement around are encouraged. Especially, ways to improve ocean heat content analyses and evaluation of the closure of the energy budget of various forms of energy are included.   Assessments of model and reanalyses performance, observational results, and insights on Earth energy imbalance are encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Seiji Kato, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States
Conveners:  Karina von Schuckmann, Mercator Océan, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France, Tristan L'Ecuyer, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Kevin E Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, and Ocean Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • C - Cryosphere
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Maura Claire Dewey and Colin Goldblatt, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Maria Zita Hakuba1,2, Graeme L Stephens2, Felix W Landerer2, Frank Webb3, Srinivas V Bettadpur4, Byron D Tapley5, Bruno Christophe6 and Bernard Foulon6, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States, (5)Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (6)ONERA Châtillon, Châtillon Cedex, France
Sungduk Yu, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and Mike S Pritchard, University California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
James Carton1, Gennady A Chepurin1, Ligang Chen2 and Semyon Grodsky3, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Zhen Song, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Tim Boyer, National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Ricardo A Locarnini, NOAA NODC, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Alexey V Mishonov, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, James R Reagan, ESSIC - University of Maryland, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Dan Seidov, NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States, Melissa Zweng, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Syd Levitus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Lazaros Oreopoulos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Nayeong Cho, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Dongmin Lee, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Matt Hawcroft, University of Exeter, CEMPS, Exeter, United Kingdom, Jim M Haywood, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, Matthew Collins, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom and Andy Jones, Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, Exeter, United Kingdom
Antonio Viudez-Mora, William L Smith Jr and Seiji Kato, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Robert Junod and John R Christy, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Trevor G Underwood, Independent researcher, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Maksim Cherviakov, Anastasia Spiryakhina, Yana Surkova, Eugenia Kulkova and Elena Shishkina, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia
Minyi Liang, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Arnaud Czaja, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Rune Graversen, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway and Remi Tailleux, University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom
Cheng Lijing, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Beijing, China, John Fasullo, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Gongjie Wang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Jiang Zhu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
Keith Haines1, Christopher Martin Thomas2, Chunlei Liu2, Richard Philip Allan3 and Davi Mignac Carneiro2, (1)Reading, United Kingdom, (2)University of Reading, Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom, (3)University of Reading, READING, United Kingdom
Takmeng Wong1, Norman G Loeb1 and Hailan Wang2, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States
Alok K Shrestha1, Seiji Kato2, Takmeng Wong2, Paul W Stackhouse Jr2, David R Doelling3 and Robert Paul Loughman4, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, E302, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)Ctr Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States
Ning Zheng, Campbell Scientific (Beijing) Co., Ltd, Beijing, China
Gong Zhang, Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China, Ning Zheng, Campbell Scientific (Beijing) Co., Ltd, Beijing, China and Jinsong Zhang, +86 62889632, Beijing, China