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A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise
  • S. Rahmstorf
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 19 January 2007
A semi-empirical relation is presented that connects global sea-level rise to global mean surface temperature. It is proposed that, for time scales relevant to anthropogenic warming, the rate ofExpand
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Global sea level linked to global temperature
  • M. Vermeer, S. Rahmstorf
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 22 December 2009
We propose a simple relationship linking global sea-level variations on time scales of decades to centuries to global mean temperature. This relationship is tested on synthetic data from a globalExpand
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The Physical Science Basis
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Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system
The term “tipping point” commonly refers to a critical threshold at which a tiny perturbation can qualitatively alter the state or development of a system. Expand
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Rapid changes of glacial climate simulated in a coupled climate model
Abrupt changes in climate, termed Dansgaard–Oeschger and Heinrich events, have punctuated the last glacial period (∼100–10 kyr ago) but not the Holocene (the past 10 kyr). Here we use anExpand
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Ocean circulation and climate during the past 120,000 years
  • S. Rahmstorf
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Nature
  • 12 September 2002
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our blue planet. The waters move in a global circulation system, driven by subtle density differences and transporting huge amounts of heat. Ocean circulation isExpand
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Increasing River Discharge to the Arctic Ocean
Synthesis of river-monitoring data reveals that the average annual discharge of fresh water from the six largest Eurasian rivers to the Arctic Ocean increased by 7% from 1936 to 1999. The averageExpand
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On the freshwater forcing and transport of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation
Abstract. The 'conveyor belt' circulation of the Atlantic Ocean transports large amounts of heat northward, acting as a heating system for the northern North Atlantic region. It is widely thoughtExpand
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On the driving processes of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation
Because of its relevance for the global climate the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has been a major research focus for many years. Yet the question of which physical mechanismsExpand
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Bifurcations of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation in response to changes in the hydrological cycle
The sensitivity of the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation to the input of fresh water is studied using a global ocean circulation model coupled to a simplified model atmosphere. Owing to theExpand
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