“The measurements are telling us a critical component of climate change.” an interview with Norman Loeb

Recorded February 25, 2019 Archived February 25, 2019 20:04 minutes
Id: APP616405

Description

Clouds are among the most unpredictable components of climate models. But Norman Loeb is working hard to sort out the shape of cloud patterns in order to improve the accuracy of long-term weather predictions. As far as understanding how all of this information comes together, he says “we’re the only game in town.”

The Principal Investigator of CERES at the NASA Langley Research Center was first struck by the fragility of the planet while flipping through the supplementary sections of a chemistry textbook when he was a teenager. Since then he’s worked on trying to improve our understanding of clouds and how they affect the Earth’s radiation budget. (Recorded 13 December 2018)

Participants

  • Norman Loeb
  • Josh Learn
  • AGU Narratives

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