曹云峰等:Assessment of Sea Ice Albedo Radiative Forcing and Feedback over the Northern Hemisphere from 1982 to 2009 Using Satellite and Reanalysis Data
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2015-04-03
Assessment of Sea Ice Albedo Radiative Forcing and Feedback over the Northern Hemisphere from 1982 to 2009 Using Satellite and Reanalysis Data
作者:Cao, YF (Cao, Yunfeng)[ 1,2,3 ] ; Liang, SL (Liang, Shunlin)[ 1,2,3 ] ; Chen, XN (Chen, Xiaona)[ 1,2,3 ] ; He, T (He, Tao)[ 3 ]
JOURNAL OF CLIMATE
卷: 28  期: 3  页: 1248-1259
DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00389.1
出版年: FEB 1 2015
 
摘要
The decreasing surface albedo caused by continuously retreating sea ice over Arctic plays a critical role in Arctic warming amplification. However, the quantification of the change in radiative forcing at top of atmosphere (TOA) introduced by the decreasing sea ice albedo and its feedback to the climate remain uncertain. In this study, based on the satellite-retrieved long-term surface albedo product CLARA-A1 (Cloud, Albedo, and Radiation dataset, AVHRR-based, version 1) and the radiative kernel method, an estimated 0.20 +/- 0.05 W m(-2) sea ice radiative forcing (SIRF) has decreased in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) owing to the loss of sea ice from 1982 to 2009, yielding a sea ice albedo feedback (SIAF) of 0.25 W m(-2) K-1 for the NH and 0.19 W m(-2) K-1 for the entire globe. These results are lower than the estimate from another method directly using the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) broadband planetary albedo. Further data analysis indicates that kernel method is likely to underestimate the change in all-sky SIRF because all-sky radiative kernels mask too much of the effect of sea ice albedo on the variation of cloudy albedo. By applying an adjustment with CERES-based estimate, the change in all-sky SIRF over the NH was corrected to 0.33 +/- 0.09 W m(-2), corresponding to a SIAF of 0.43 W m(-2) K-1 for NH and 0.31 W m(-2) K-1 for the entire globe. It is also determined that relative to satellite surface albedo product, two popular reanalysis products, ERA-Interim and MERRA, severely underestimate the changes in NH SIRF in melt season (May-August) from 1982 to 2009 and the sea ice albedo feedback to warming climate.
 
通讯作者地址: Cao, YF (通讯作者)
Beijing Normal Univ, Coll Global Change & Earth Syst Sci, 19 Xinjiekou Wai St, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China.
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[ 1 ] Beijing Normal Univ, State Key Lab Remote Sensing Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
[ 2 ] Beijing Normal Univ, Coll Global Change & Earth Syst Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
显示增强组织信息的名称 [ 3 ] Univ Maryland, Dept Geog Sci, College Pk, MD 20742 USA