Climatic Change

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 247–271

Low-cost long-term monitoring of global climate forcings and feedbacks

  • J. Hansen
  • W. Rossow
  • B. Carlson
  • A. Lacis
  • L. Travis
  • A. Del Genio
  • I. Fung
  • B. Cairns
  • M. Mishchenko
  • M. Sato
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01095149

Cite this article as:
Hansen, J., Rossow, W., Carlson, B. et al. Climatic Change (1995) 31: 247. doi:10.1007/BF01095149

Abstract

We describe the rationale for long-term monitoring of global climate forcings and radiative feedbacks as a contribution to interpretation of long-term global temperature change. Our discussion is based on a more detailed study and workshop report (Hansenet al., 1993b). We focus on the potential contribution of a proposed series of inexpensive small satellites, but we discuss also the need for complementary climate process studies and ground-based measurements. Some of these measurements could be made inexpensively by students, providing both valuable climate data and science educational experience.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hansen
    • 1
  • W. Rossow
    • 1
  • B. Carlson
    • 1
  • A. Lacis
    • 1
  • L. Travis
    • 1
  • A. Del Genio
    • 1
  • I. Fung
    • 1
  • B. Cairns
    • 1
  • M. Mishchenko
    • 1
  • M. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Goddard Institute for Space StudiesNew YorkUSA