Climate Sensitivity Estimated from Temperature Reconstructions of the Last Glacial Maximum

@article{Schmittner2011ClimateSE,
  title={Climate Sensitivity Estimated from Temperature Reconstructions of the Last Glacial Maximum},
  author={A. Schmittner and N. M. Urban and J. Shakun and N. Mahowald and P. Clark and P. Bartlein and A. Mix and A. Rosell-Mel{\'e}},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={1385 - 1388}
}
  • A. Schmittner, N. M. Urban, +5 authors A. Rosell-Melé
  • Published 2011
  • Geology, Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Last Glacial Maximum temperature reconstructions and model simulations can constrain the equilibrium climate sensitivity. Assessing the impact of future anthropogenic carbon emissions is currently impeded by uncertainties in our knowledge of equilibrium climate sensitivity to atmospheric carbon dioxide doubling. Previous studies suggest 3 kelvin (K) as the best estimate, 2 to 4.5 K as the 66% probability range, and nonzero probabilities for much higher values, the latter implying a small chance… CONTINUE READING
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