Low-cost long-term monitoring of global climate forcings and feedbacks
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- Hansen, J., Rossow, W., Carlson, B. et al. Climatic Change (1995) 31: 247. doi:10.1007/BF01095149
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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.