External control of 20th century temperature by natural and anthropogenic forcings.

  title={External control of 20th century temperature by natural and anthropogenic forcings.},
  author={Peter Stott and Simon F. B. Tett and G. S. Jones and Myles Allen and J. F. B. Mitchell and Geoff J. Jenkins},
  volume={290 5499},
A comparison of observations with simulations of a coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model shows that both natural and anthropogenic factors have contributed significantly to 20th century temperature changes. The model successfully simulates global mean and large-scale land temperature variations, indicating that the climate response on these scales is strongly influenced by external factors. More than 80% of observed multidecadal-scale global mean temperature variations and more… Expand
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