2011-09-11 09:22:46Atmospheric CO2: Principal control knob governing Earth's temperature -- GISS
John Hartz
John Hartz

While perusing the GISS website for information about its climate model, I stumbled upon a summary of the following paper:

Lacis, A.A, G.A. Schmidt, D. Rind, and R.A. Ruedy, 2010: Atmospheric CO2: Principal control knob governing Earth's temperature. Science, 330, 356-359, doi:10.1126/science.1190653.

I then accessed the Science Brief for this paper. The brief is very well written and contains some grpahics that I do not recall coming across on SkS.

Would it be kosher for SkS to repost this brief? 

2011-09-11 09:43:30
Tom Curtis


Chris Colose has already published a blogpost here based on that article, along with other related articles.  If we wanted to cover Lacis et al in greater detail by using the brief, we woud need to get Lacis and or NASA's permission.



2011-09-11 10:24:06Tom Curtis
John Hartz
John Hartz

Thanks for the link to the SkS article by Chris Colose. Why did you guys let Tim the Tool Man have the last word on the comment thread?

BTW, the GISS brief draws from the following set of papers:

Lacis, A.A., G.A. Schmidt, D. Rind, and R.A. Ruedy, 2010:Atmospheric CO2: Principal control knob governing Earth's temperatureScience, 330, 356-359, doi:10.1126/science.1190653.

Schmidt, G.A., R. Ruedy, R.L. Miller, and A.A. Lacis, 2010:The attribution of the present-day total greenhouse effect.J. Geophys. Res., 115, D20106, doi:10.1029/2010JD014287.

Hansen, J., Mki. Sato, P. Kharecha, et al., 2008:Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim?Open Atmos. Sci. J., 2, 217-231, doi:10.2174/1874282300802010217.

Rothman, L.S., I.E. Gordon, A. Barbe, et al., 2009: The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database.J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 110, 533-572,doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.02.013.


2011-09-11 15:40:08
Dana Nuccitelli
I discussed the Lacis paper in a couple of posts too. I think one of them was a Christy Crock, but if you do a search for 'Lacis' they should come up.