Imperial College London

Dr Helen Brindley

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Earth Observation
 
 
 
//

Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7673h.brindley

 
 
//

Location

 

717Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

//

Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Brindley:2016:10.1007/s40641-016-0039-5,
author = {Brindley, HE and Bantges, RJ},
doi = {10.1007/s40641-016-0039-5},
journal = {Current Climate Change Reports},
pages = {112--126},
title = {The spectral signature of recent climate change},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40641-016-0039-5},
volume = {2},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Spectrally resolved measurements of the Earth’s reflected shortwave (RSW) and outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) at the top of the atmosphere intrinsically contain the imprints of a multitude of climate relevant parameters. Here, we review the progress made in directly using such observations to diagnose and attribute change within the Earth system over the past four decades. We show how changes associated with perturbations such as increasing greenhouse gases are expected to be manifested across the spectrum and illustrate the enhanced discriminatory power that spectral resolution provides over broadband radiation measurements. Advances in formal detection and attribution techniques and in the design of climate model evaluation exercises employing spectrally resolved data are highlighted. We illustrate how spectral observations have been used to provide insight into key climate feedback processes and quantify multi-year variability but also indicate potential barriers to further progress. Suggestions for future research priorities in this area are provided.
AU - Brindley,HE
AU - Bantges,RJ
DO - 10.1007/s40641-016-0039-5
EP - 126
PY - 2016///
SN - 2198-6061
SP - 112
TI - The spectral signature of recent climate change
T2 - Current Climate Change Reports
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40641-016-0039-5
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/34711
VL - 2
ER -