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Comment on the Ocean Albedo and Absorption

  • P. Braconnot
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 25)

Abstract

According to W. Levingston a change of the solar energy distribution (with total flux conserved) could have an impact on climate through changes of the ocean albedo or absorption. His idea is based on the water absorption curve given by Smith and Baker (1978), showing a sharp increase in absorption at wavelength longer than 500nm. In the following we comment on this hypothesis.

Keywords

Solar Radiation Mixed Layer Surface Albedo Mixed Layer Depth Oceanic General Circulation Model 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Braconnot
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Modélisation du Climat et de L’EnvironnementCEA-DSMGif Sur Yvette CedexFrance

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