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Climate models have problems in modelling relative humidity in polar regions

Climate models have problems in modelling relative humidity in polar regions

According to the study, unrealistic values occur in the relative humidity of the near-surface layer of the atmosphere in many climate change models. However, the problem only affects high latitudes and mainly occurs in the wintertime even in those areas.

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Researcher Kimmo Ruosteenoja, kimmo.ruosteenoja@fmi.fi

Ruosteenoja, K., K. Jylhä, J. Räisänen and A. Mäkelä, 2017: Surface air relative humidities spuriously exceeding 100% in CMIP5 model
output and their impact on future projections. J. Geophys. Res. (Atmospheres), 122, DOI: 10.1002/2017JD026909.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JD026909/full


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