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Randall et al. 1994

Randall, D.A., R.D. Cess, J.P. Blanchet, S. Chalita, R. Colman, D.A. Dazlich, A.D. Del Genio, E. Keup, A. Lacis, H. Le Treut, X.-Z. Liang, B.J. McAvaney, J.F. Mahfouf, V.P. Meleshko, J.-J. Morcrette, P.M. Norris, G.L. Potter, L. Rikus, E. Roeckner, J.F. Royer, U. Schlese, D.A. Sheinin, A.P. Sokolov, K.E. Taylor, R.T. Wetherald, I. Yagai, and M.-H. Zhang, 1994: Analysis of snow feedbacks in 14 general circulation models. J. Geophys. Res., 99, 20757-20771, doi:10.1029/94JD01633.

Snow feedbacks produced by 14 atmospheric general circulation models have been analyzed through idealized numerical experiments. Included in the analysis is an investigation of the surface energy budgets of the models. Negative or weak positive snow feedbacks occurred in some of the models, while others produced strong positive snow feedbacks. These feedbacks are due not only to melting snow, but also to increases in boundary temperature, changes in air temperature, changes in water vapor, and changes in cloudiness. As a result, the net response of each model is quite complex. We analyze in detail the reponses of one model with a strong positive snow feedback and another with a weak negative snow feedback. Some of the models include a temperature dependence of the snow albedo, and this has significantly affected the results.

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  author={Randall, D. A. and Cess, R. D. and Blanchet, J. P. and Chalita, S. and Colman, R. and Dazlich, D. A. and Del Genio, A. D. and Keup, E. and Lacis, A. and Le Treut, H. and Liang, X.-Z. and McAvaney, B. J. and Mahfouf, J. F. and Meleshko, V. P. and Morcrette, J.-J. and Norris, P. M. and Potter, G. L. and Rikus, L. and Roeckner, E. and Royer, J. F. and Schlese, U. and Sheinin, D. A. and Sokolov, A. P. and Taylor, K. E. and Wetherald, R. T. and Yagai, I. and Zhang, M.-H.},
  title={Analysis of snow feedbacks in 14 general circulation models},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res.},

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ID  - ra02200i
AU  - Randall, D. A.
AU  - Cess, R. D.
AU  - Blanchet, J. P.
AU  - Chalita, S.
AU  - Colman, R.
AU  - Dazlich, D. A.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Keup, E.
AU  - Lacis, A.
AU  - Le Treut, H.
AU  - Liang, X.-Z.
AU  - McAvaney, B. J.
AU  - Mahfouf, J. F.
AU  - Meleshko, V. P.
AU  - Morcrette, J.-J.
AU  - Norris, P. M.
AU  - Potter, G. L.
AU  - Rikus, L.
AU  - Roeckner, E.
AU  - Royer, J. F.
AU  - Schlese, U.
AU  - Sheinin, D. A.
AU  - Sokolov, A. P.
AU  - Taylor, K. E.
AU  - Wetherald, R. T.
AU  - Yagai, I.
AU  - Zhang, M.-H.
PY  - 1994
TI  - Analysis of snow feedbacks in 14 general circulation models
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
VL  - 99
SP  - 20757
EP  - 20771
DO  - 10.1029/94JD01633
ER  -

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