Sensitivity analysis of a radiative- convective model by the adjoint method.

M. C.G. Hall, D. G. Cacuci, M. E. Schlesinger

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Abstract

The adjoint method of sensitivity analysis is demonstrated on a radiative-convective climate model. A single adjoint calculation, which requires about the same computation time as the original model, suffices to calculate sensitivities of surface air temperature to all 312 model parameters. The uses of these sensitivities are discussed and illustrated. Relative sensitivities are used to rank the importance of all the parameters. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2038-2050
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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