This is a collection of papers, blog articles and science discussions about specific topics in climate science. I put it together to list some of the papers I looked at when writing the article about albedo, then added some about solar (in the light of various people suggesting the sun will become less active in the near term.) I'll add to it over time. If you want a topic or favourite paper listed here, send me an email.
Below are some papers relating to albedo - recent as well as older papers...
Crook, J. A., and P. M. Forster. "Comparison of surface albedo feedback in climate models and observations." Geophysical Research Letters 41, no. 5 (2014): 1717-1723. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL059280 (open access)
Donohoe, Aaron, and David S. Battisti. "Atmospheric and surface contributions to planetary albedo." Journal of Climate 24, no. 16 (2011): 4402-4418. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI3946.1 (open access)
Feulner, Georg, Stefan Rahmstorf, Anders Levermann, and Silvia Volkwardt. "On the origin of the surface air temperature difference between the hemispheres in earth's present-day climate." Journal of Climate 26, no. 18 (2013): 7136-7150. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00636.1 (pdf here)
Hall, Alex. "The role of surface albedo feedback in climate." Journal of Climate 17, no. 7 (2004): 1550-1568. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<1550:TROSAF>2.0.CO;2 (open access)
He, Tao, Shunlin Liang, and Dan‐Xia Song. "Analysis of global land surface albedo climatology and spatial‐temporal variation during 1981–2010 from multiple satellite products." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119, no. 17 (2014): 10-281. DOI: 10.1002/2014JD021667 (pdf here) - Note: This paper gives a description of the various satellites used to calculate measures of albedo.
Kato, Seiji. "Interannual variability of the global radiation budget." Journal of Climate 22, no. 18 (2009): 4893-4907. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI2795.1 (open access)
Kukla, G., and D. Robinson. "Annual cycle of surface albedo." Monthly Weather Review 108, no. 1 (1980): 56-68. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(1980)108<0056:ACOSA>2.0.CO;2 (open access)
Liu, Zhengjia, Quanqin Shao, Jian Tao, and Wenfeng Chi. "Intra-annual variability of satellite observed surface albedo associated with typical land cover types in China." Journal of Geographical Sciences 25, no. 1 (2015): 35-44. DOI 10.1007/s11442-015-1151-5 (pdf here)
Loeb, Norman G., Bruce A. Wielicki, Fred G. Rose, and David R. Doelling. "Variability in global top‐of‐atmosphere shortwave radiation between 2000 and 2005." Geophysical Research Letters 34, no. 3 (2007). DOI: 10.1029/2006GL028196 (pdf here)
Pallé, E., P. R. Goode, V. Yurchyshyn, J. Qiu, J. Hickey, P. Montañés Rodriguez, M‐C. Chu, E. Kolbe, C. T. Brown, and S. E. Koonin. "Earthshine and the Earth's albedo: 2. Observations and simulations over 3 years." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 108, no. D22 (2003). doi:10.1029/2003JD003611, 2003 (open access)
Pistone, Kristina, Ian Eisenman, and V. Ramanathan. "Observational determination of albedo decrease caused by vanishing Arctic sea ice." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 9 (2014): 3322-3326. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1318201111 (open access)
Qu, Xin, and Alex Hall. "Surface contribution to planetary albedo variability in cryosphere regions." Journal of Climate 18, no. 24 (2005): 5239-5252. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3555.1 (open access)
Robock, Alan. "The seasonal cycle of snow cover, sea ice and surface albedo." Monthly Weather Review 108, no. 3 (1980): 267-285. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(1980)108<0267:TSCOSC>2.0.CO;2 (open access)
Rutan, David, T. Charlock, Fred Rose, Seiji Kato, Scott Zentz, and Lisa Coleman. "Global surface albedo from CERES/TERRA surface and atmospheric radiation budget (SARB) data product." In Proceedings of 12th conference on atmospheric radiation (AMS), pp. 10-14. 2006. (pdf here)
Stephens, Graeme L., Denis O'Brien, Peter J. Webster, Peter Pilewski, Seiji Kato, and Jui‐lin Li. "The albedo of Earth." Reviews of Geophysics 53, no. 1 (2015): 141-163. DOI: 10.1002/2014RG000449 (pdf here)
Stephens, Graeme L., Juilin Li, Martin Wild, Carol Anne Clayson, Norman Loeb, Seiji Kato, Tristan L'Ecuyer, Paul W. Stackhouse Jr, Matthew Lebsock, and Timothy Andrews. "An update on Earth's energy balance in light of the latest global observations." Nature Geoscience 5, no. 10 (2012): 691-696. doi:10.1038/ngeo1580 (pdf here)
Stephens, G. L., G. G. Campbell, and T. H. Haar. "Earth radiation budgets." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012) 86, no. C10 (1981): 9739-9760. (open access)
Sun, Wenbo, Norman G. Loeb, Roger Davies, Konstantin Loukachine, and Walter F. Miller. "Comparison of MISR and CERES top‐of‐atmosphere albedo." Geophysical research letters 33, no. 23 (2006). DOI: 10.1029/2006GL027958 (open access)
Thackeray, C. W., C. G. Fletcher, and C. Derksen (2015), Quantifying the skill of CMIP5 models in simulating seasonal albedo and snow cover evolution, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023325
Turner, J., W. M. Connolley, T. A. Lachlan‐Cope, and G. J. Marshall. "The performance of the Hadley Centre Climate Model (HadCM3) in high southern latitudes." International journal of climatology 26, no. 1 (2006): 91-112. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1260 (open access)
Reflections from surface and clouds - is there an albedo expert in the house? - HotWhopper July 2015
There are some scientists who think that the sun is heading for a solar minimum. These are some relevant recent papers, articles and scientific discussions on the subject and what it might mean at the regional and global level, and in the context of greenhouse warming. Notice that some of these papers are very recent (2015), with thanks to TB for some of the references. Mike Lockwood's 2009 paper is an excellent overview of solar science itself as well as how it relates to climate.
Anet, J. G., E. V. Rozanov, S. Muthers, T. Peter, S. Brönnimann, F. Arfeuille, J. Beer et al. "Impact of a potential 21st century “grand solar minimum” on surface temperatures and stratospheric ozone." Geophysical Research Letters 40, no. 16 (2013): 4420-4425. doi:10.1002/grl.50806, 2013 (pdf here)
Feulner, Georg, and Stefan Rahmstorf. "On the effect of a new grand minimum of solar activity on the future climate on Earth." Geophysical Research Letters37, no. 5 (2010). DOI: 10.1029/2010GL042710 (open access)
What if the Sun went into a new Grand Minimum? RealClimate article from 2011 about Fuelner and Rahmstorf 2010
Lockwood, Mike. "Solar change and climate: an update in the light of the current exceptional solar minimum." In Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, p. rspa20090519. The Royal Society, 2009. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2009.0519 (open access)
Lockwood, Mike. "Was UV spectral solar irradiance lower during the recent low sunspot minimum?." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 116, no. D16 (2011). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014746 (pdf here)
Ineson, Sarah, Amanda C. Maycock, Lesley J. Gray, Adam A. Scaife, Nick J. Dunstone, Jerald W. Harder, Jeff R. Knight, Mike Lockwood, James C. Manners, and Richard A. Wood. "Regional climate impacts of a possible future grand solar minimum." Nature communications 6 (2015). doi:10.1038/ncomms8535 (open access)
Maycock, A. C., S. Ineson, L. J. Gray, A. A. Scaife, J. A. Anstey, M. Lockwood, N. Butchart, S. C. Hardiman, D. M. Mitchell, and S. M. Osprey. "Possible impacts of a future Grand Solar Minimum on climate: Stratospheric and global circulation changes." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (2015). DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022022 (open access)
Meehl, Gerald A., Julie M. Arblaster, and Daniel R. Marsh. "Could a future “Grand Solar Minimum” like the Maunder Minimum stop global warming?." Geophysical Research Letters 40, no. 9 (2013): 1789-1793. doi:10.1002/grl.50361, 2013 (open access)
What will happen during a new Maunder Minimum? Climate dialogue discussion October 2014, with Mike Lockwood (UK), Nicola Scafetta (US), Jan-Erik Solheim (NO), José Vaquero (ES) and Ilya Usoskin (FI).
Taking a break from fishing.