El Niño-like climate change in a model with increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations

  title={El Ni{\~n}o-like climate change in a model with increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations},
  author={Gerald A. Meehl and Warren M. Washington},
SEA surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean increased on average by serveral tenths of a degree during the 1980s and early 1990s1–4, contributing to the observed global warming during this period5. Here we investigate the possible causes of this Pacific warming, using a global coupled ocean–atmosphere general circulation model incorporating increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In the model, cloud cover and cloud albedo feedbacks contribute to tropical Pacific sea… 
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