Fig. 6: Variance of partial radiative perturbations (PRP) at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) explained by the three dominant modes. | Nature Communications

Fig. 6: Variance of partial radiative perturbations (PRP) at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) explained by the three dominant modes.

From: A less cloudy picture of the inter-model spread in future global warming projections

Fig. 6

a The variance (in units of (W/m2)2) of the zonal mean fields of inter-model spreads of PRPs at TOA. The color portions of each bar represent the variance explained by the first three EOFs (Empirical Orthogonal Function), while the gray portion is the remaining variance. b The percentage (%) of the variance explained by the first three EOF modes (colors) and the remaining unexplained percentage by the three modes is in gray. c, d Same as a and b but for the variance of their global means. The labels on the bottom of each panel stand for external forcing (EXT), Planck feedback (PL), surface albedo feedback (AL), water vapor feedback (WV), cloud feedback (CLD), and lapse-rate feedback (LR).

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