Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9591–9618, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9591–9618, 2020

Research article 17 Aug 2020

Research article | 17 Aug 2020

Effective radiative forcing and adjustments in CMIP6 models

Christopher J. Smith et al.


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Short summary
The spread in effective radiative forcing for both CO2 and aerosols is narrower in the latest CMIP6 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project) generation than in CMIP5. For the case of CO2 it is likely that model radiation parameterisations have improved. Tropospheric and stratospheric radiative adjustments to the forcing behave differently for different forcing agents, and there is still significant diversity in how clouds respond to forcings, particularly for total anthropogenic forcing.
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