M15 - Energy balance of the Earth

Convenor: Peter Pilewskie
Co-Convenors: Martin Wild, Norman Loeb, Werner Schmutz,   

The Earth's energy balance is a key parameter of the Earth’s climate system. Its components can be altered by anthropogenic and natural processes resulting in climate change.

We invite papers on observations and modeling of the Earth and Surface Radiation budget as well as the variability of its components in space and time. We welcome papers which can improve our understanding and quantitative characterization of the radiative forcing by solar irradiance, atmospheric species, clouds and aerosol. Papers based on the comparison of the simulated radiation budget with observation data are especially encouraged.