2012-02-23 14:01:11 Cloud changes may lower global temperature
John Hartz
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2012-02-23 20:28:54
Rob Painting
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Or maybe cooler surface temperatures lowered cloud height? I'm failing to see the relevance of this, and yes I know it's that paper that had Pat Michaels proclaiming that the sky was falling.

I was going to write something about it, but it seems to have fallen off the radar. 

"This may represent a “negative feedback” mechanism – a change caused by global warming that works to counteract it. “We don’t know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower,” says Professor Davies, “but it must be due to a change in the circulation patterns that give rise to cloud formation at high altitude.

Or it may be representative of the recent decade which has seen a downward trend in outgoing longwave radiation i.e cooling up yonder:

 

2012-02-23 21:16:13
MarkR
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Sounds like an interesting paper. Anyone had time to read it yet?

2012-02-24 05:21:35
Rob Painting
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Yup. Want a copy?

2012-02-24 08:36:16
MarkR
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Nah thanks, pretty sure we've got GRL. I'm just far too busy preparing for fieldwork atm to properly read another paper and was wondering how the methodology looks and whether anyone who's read it thinks it looks solid.

I'm always skeptical of climate sensitivity papers since the tricks Lindzen & Choi and Spencer & Braswell pulled off.