Accession Number:

AD0770607

Title:

The Black Cloud Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The Rand version of the Mintz-Arakawa two-level general circulation model of the atmosphere was used to study effects of a 6.5 reduction in incoming solar radiation. Sixty days were simulated. The temperatures of both the atmosphere and the ground began dropping immediately, relative to a control experiment, and dropped fairly steadily, reaching an average decrease of about a degree centigrade at the end of sixty days. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE