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Rind and Lacis 1993

Rind, D., and A. Lacis, 1993: The role of the stratosphere in climate change. Surv. Geophys., 14, 133-165.

A variety of climate perturbations have the potential to alter the thermodynamic and dynamical characteristics of the middle atmosphere, which may then affect tropospheric climate. Increased thermal emission from rising stratospheric CO2 levels and scattering of solar radiation in stratospheric water vapor and ozone can affect tropospheric temperatures. Observations and modeling experiments suggest that these perturbations, as well as solar irradiance variations operating through the stratosphere, may affect tropospheric dynamics, such as planetary wave amplitudes and Hadley cell intensity. In addition, climate changes will probably alter tropospheric/stratospheric exchange, with the potential for modifying trace gas distributions and climate forcing. These issues are reviewed in the light of the incorporation of middle atmosphere studies into IGBP.

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  author={Rind, D. and Lacis, A.},
  title={The role of the stratosphere in climate change},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},

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ID  - ri09500o
AU  - Rind, D.
AU  - Lacis, A.
PY  - 1993
TI  - The role of the stratosphere in climate change
JA  - Surv. Geophys.
JO  - Surveys in Geophysics
VL  - 14
SP  - 133
EP  - 165
ER  -

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