Audio / Video

The Radiative Drivers of Climate Change

  • 01:06:46

Description

We present four new findings regarding the state of knowledge and remaining uncertainties concerning the main anthropogenic agents of climate change, namely carbon dioxide and methane. We will show the first direct observations of the upward trends in the greenhouse effects (GHEs) of these gases, a demonstration that the remaining uncertainties in carbon dioxide's GHE are negligible even though climate models do not reflect the attainable accuracies, and first use of Jovian planetary measurements to produce spatially and temporally resolved calculations of methane's heating of the climate system by absorption of sunlight.

Details

Title

The Radiative Drivers of Climate Change

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, October 15, 2018

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on October 15, 2018, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2018

Speakers: William Collins.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/10-15-18Collins.mp4 01:06:46

Linked Resources

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