Spectral longwave radiative kernel

Brief Description: This is a set of the radiative kernel that can be used with monthly-mean fields (such as those from CMIP5 archives) to derive spectrally resolved longwave radiative feedbacks.

Here is a slide show (link) explaining why we need to study climate through a spectral lens.

Download Data:

Spectral radiative kernels for atmospheric temperature (Link, 1.5GB in total)

Spectral radiative kernels for atmospheric water vapor (Link, 1.5GB in total)

Spectral radiative kernels for surface temperature (Link, 19MB in total

Data format: Each tarball file above contains 24 files, which are all-sky radiative kernels for each calendar month and clear-sky radiative kernels for each calendar month. The data is in NetCDF format. The spatial resolution is 2-degree by 2.5-degree and the spectral bands are the same as 16 spectral bands used in the RRTMG_LW.

Two sample Matlab codes to read in such NetCDF files are available (Sample1 Sample2)

Acknowledgments: The work is supported by programs in NASA Earth Sciences Division.

Should you have any questions, please email me.

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