The radiation budget of the Earth is a key determinant for the genesis and evolution of climate on our planet and provides the primary energy source for life. Anthropogenic interference with climate occurs first of all through a perturbation of the Earth radiation balance. We invite observational and modelling papers on all aspects of radiation in the climate system. A specific aim of this session is to bring together newly available information on the spatial and temporal variation of radiative and energy fluxes at the surface, within the atmosphere and at the top of atmosphere. This information may be obtained from direct measurements, satellite-derived products, climate modelling as well as process studies. Scales considered may range from local radiation and energy balance studies to continental and global scales. In addition, related studies on the spatial and temporal variation of cloud properties, albedo, water vapour and aerosols, which are essential for our understanding of radiative forcings and their relation to climate change, are encouraged. Studies focusing on the impact of radiative forcings on the various components of the climate system, such as on the hydrological cycle, on the cryosphere or on the biosphere and related carbon cycle, are also much appreciated. This session will include dedicated sections on the contribution of far-infrared radiation and surface temperature to the Earth radiation budget and climate.

Co-organized as AS4.34
Convener: Martin Wild | Co-conveners: Jörg Trentmann, Paul Stackhouse, Helen Brindley, Quentin Libois, Emma Dodd, Adrian Dye, Sofia L. Ermida
| Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–12:30, 14:00–15:45
Room 0.14
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X5

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Room 0.14

Chairperson: Martin Wild / Jörg Trentmann
Radiative forcings
08:30–08:45 |
| solicited
Brian Soden
08:45–09:00 |
William Collins, Daniel Feldman, David Turner, Matthew Shupe, Ralf Bennartz, and Von Patrick Walden
09:15–09:30 |
Rachael Byrom and Keith Shine
09:30–09:45 |
Stephanie Fiedler, Nicolas Bellouin, Stefan Kinne, Twan van Noije, Petri Räisänen, and Philip Stier
09:45–10:00 |
Bjorn H. Samset and Marianne T. Lund
Coffee break
Chairperson: Jörg Trentmann / Martin Wild
Aspects of Earth radiation budget
10:45–11:00 |
| solicited
Maria Hakuba, Graeme Stephens, Panagiotis Vergados, Chi Ao, and Anthony Mannucci
11:15–11:30 |
Shunlin Liang, Zhen Song, Dongdong Wang, and Chuan Zhan
11:30–11:45 |
Valerio Lembo, Doris Folini, Martin Wild, and Piero Lionello
12:15–12:30 |
Veronica Manara, Michele Brunetti, Stefania Gilardoni, Tony Christian Landi, and Maurizio Maugeri
Lunch break
Chairperson: Quentin Libois / Sofia Ermida / Adrian Dye
A far infrared view of the Earth
14:30–14:45 |
Colten Peterson, Xiuhong Chen, Qing Yue, and Xianglei Huang
14:45–15:00 |
Tiziano Maestri, Iacopo Sbrolli, William Cossich, Davide Magurno, Richard J. Bantges, Jonathan E. Murray, and Stuart Fox
Taking the temperature of Earth
15:30–15:45 |
Nuno A. R. Simões, Célia M. Gouveia, Ana Russo, and Isabel F. Trigo