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The ocean's role in the transient response of climate to abrupt greenhouse gas forcing
Description: The authors of this research paper study the role of the ocean in setting the patterns and timescale of the transient response of the climate to anthropogenic greenhouse gas forcing. A novel framework is set out which involves integration of an ocean-only model in which the anthropogenic temperature signal is forced from the surface by anomalous downwelling heat fluxes and damped at a rate controlled by a 'climate feedback' parameter. [Source: Climate Dynamics]
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Source: Climate Dynamics
Publish Date: 10/5/2015
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