A Matter of Humidity

@article{Dessler2009AMO,
  title={A Matter of Humidity},
  author={A. Dessler and S. Sherwood},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={1020 - 1021}
}
  • A. Dessler, S. Sherwood
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • The water vapor feedback is the process whereby an initial warming of the planet, caused, for example, by an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, leads to an increase in the humidity of the atmosphere. Because water vapor is itself a greenhouse gas, this increase in humidity causes additional warming. The water vapor feedback has long been expected to strongly amplify climate changes because of the expectation that the atmosphere’s relative humidity would remain roughly constant— meaning… CONTINUE READING
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