Climate Feedbacks and Their Implications for Poleward Energy Flux Changes in a Warming Climate

  title={Climate Feedbacks and Their Implications for Poleward Energy Flux Changes in a Warming Climate},
  author={Mark D. Zelinka and Dennis L. Hartmann},
Feedbacks determine the efficiency with which the climate system comes back into equilibrium in response to a radiative perturbation. Although feedbacks are integrated quantities, the processes from which they arise have rich spatial structures that alter the distribution of top of atmosphere (TOA) net radiation. Here, the authors investigate the implications of the structure of climate feedbacks for the change in poleward energy transport as the planet warms over the twenty-first century in a… CONTINUE READING
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