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What surface temperature is your model really predicting?

Posted by Frank Lansner (frank) on 13th August, 2010
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 The surface temperature that we need for atmospheric radiative transfer calculations is the ground temperature. This means the temperature of the ground under our bare feet. The temperature used in the climate record is the meteorological surface air temperature (MSAT).

And Roy concludes "The energy transfer processes that set the ground surface temperature have been considered in detail. The increase in downward ‘clear sky’ LWIR flux from a 100 ppm increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration is 1.7 W.m-2. When this flux is added to a total surface flux that can vary from +1000 to –100 W.m-2 within a few hours, the CO2 flux can have no measurable effect on the ground temperature or the resulting MSAT."


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By Unknown on 15th October, 2010 at 09:25:56
Hello, i think their is a small mistake on the date, i guess we should read October and not August.

Doug Proctor By Unknown on 14th October, 2010 at 17:27:31
This is an excellent article and example of the quality of post-normal science. Should it be expanded to New Zealand and Australiz at this time, it could be at the forefront of the collapse of the CAGW argument. The concepts are straight forward.

It is difficult to imagine how warmists can ignore such basic science and data. The fear that the Gores must feel each day when not just their jobs but their public images and egos are at stake! Not that I have any sympathy.

Good job!

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