phy392_lecture08_web_2011

phy392_lecture08_web_2011 - PHY392S Physics of Climate...

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PHY392S Physics of Climate Lecture 8 - Web Notes Climate Sensitivity Climate Sensitivity Parameter Climate Feedback and Gain PHY392 - Physics of Climate Lecture 8, Page 1
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Reminders Problem Set #1 is due in class next Monday, February 7 Late penalty is 5% per day, up to 7 days, after which material will not be accepted This includes weekends, so February 14 is the absolute deadline, with a total late penalty of 35% Problem Set #2 will be handed out on Monday, February 14 and will be due in class on Monday, February 28 The Mid-term Test will be held in class on Wednesday, March 2 PHY392 - Physics of Climate Lecture 8, Page 2
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Climate Sensitivity Parameter What is the sensitivity of the surface temperature to changes in radiative forcing? The climate sensitivity parameter λ is defined as the global mean surface temperature response T s to the radiative forcing F: λ = dT s / dF λ is defined for the transition of the surface-troposphere system
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