Climate Change in Northern Africa: The Past is Not the Future

  title={Climate Change in Northern Africa: The Past is Not the Future},
  author={M. Claussen and V. Brovkin and A. Ganopolski and C. Kubatzki and V. Petoukhov},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • M. Claussen, V. Brovkin, +2 authors V. Petoukhov
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
  • By using a climate system model of intermediate complexity, we have simulated long-term natural climate changes occurring over the last 9000 years. The paleo-simulations in which the model is driven by orbital forcing only, i.e., by changes in insolation caused by changes in the Earth's orbit, are compared with sensitivity simulations in which various scenarios of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration are prescribed. Focussing on climate and vegetation change in northern Africa, we recapture… CONTINUE READING
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