radiative forcing

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radiative forcing

[‚rād·ē‚ād·iv ′fȯrs·iŋ]
(meteorology)
The relative effectiveness of greenhouse gases to restrict long-wave radiation from escaping back into space. For a particular greenhouse gas, radiative forcing is measured as the change in average net radiation (in watts per square meter) at the top of the troposphere, and depends on the wavelength at which the gas absorbs the radiation, the strength of absorption per molecule, and the concentration of the gas.
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Several recent observational and modeling studies showed the light-absorbing organic aerosols brown carbon (BrC) to be an important climate forcing agent in South Asian region.
Although their contribution to climate forcing is still relatively small, it is expected to soar in the coming decades, with emissions of HFCs increasing at a rate of 10-15 percent per year globally.
Data analytics tools are becoming an attractive purchase for decision makers, even in an economic climate forcing hospital budget cuts, layoffs and closures.
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Stan Russell, retirement expert at Prudential, said: "With the economic climate forcing people to prioritise their finances - often to the detriment of long-term saving - it is vital to get the pension message across.
Recent SC judgment invalidating 2G licenses has rocked the investment climate forcing a pull out from some foreign majors who had set up shop
Not everyone accepts these dynamics; critics contend that the feedback is net negative, reducing the impact of the climate forcing.
2] with a wider initiative on other climate forcing gases--ozone, methane and black carbon--which could deliver both major health benefits and mitigate near-term climate change; and, underpinning these two, a new effort to strengthen the institutions and processes for international co-operation on air pollution.
However, the third edition of the Code (2007) is starting to be adopted more consistently, due in some part to the difficult economic climate forcing parties to share the risk and liabilities involved in commercial letting.
2009) The large contribution of projected HFC emissions to future climate forcing.
These changes since 2000 characterize a carbon cycle generating stronger than expected, sooner than expected climate forcing.

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