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Volume 9, issue 3 | Copyright

Special issue: Earth observation for land-atmosphere interaction science

Biogeosciences, 9, 1113-1123, 2012
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Research article 27 Mar 2012

Research article | 27 Mar 2012

The variability of radiative balance elements and air temperature over the Asian region of Russia

E. V. Kharyutkina, I. I. Ippolitov, and S. V. Loginov E. V. Kharyutkina et al.
  • Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, SB RAS, 10/3, Academichesky ave., 634055 Tomsk, Russia

Abstract. The variability of spatial-temporal distribution of temperature and heat balance elements is investigated for the Asian territory of Russia (45–80° N, 60–180° E) using JRA-25, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II reanalysis data and observational data for the period of global warming 1979–2008. It is shown that temperature trend over the territory is 1.4 °C for the period under study according to reanalysis data. Since the beginning of 90s of 20th century the increase of back earth-atmosphere shortwave radiation is observed. Such tendency is in conformity with the cloud cover distribution and downward shortwave radiation at the surface. Regression model describing temperature variability with variability of heat balance elements was presented. We conclude that possible applications for the model include the convenient estimate of temperature variability according to reanalysis data.

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