Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous

@article{Hansen2016IceMS,
  title={Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous},
  author={J. Hansen and M. Sato and P. Hearty and R. Ruedy and M. Kelley and V. Masson-Delmotte and G. Russell and G. Tselioudis and J. Cao and E. Rignot and I. Velicogna and B. Tormey and Bailey G. Donovan and E. Kandiano and K. V. Schuckmann and P. Kharecha and A. Legrande and M. Bauer and K. Lo},
  journal={Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={3761-3812}
}
  • J. Hansen, M. Sato, +16 authors K. Lo
  • Published 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • We use numerical climate simulations, paleoclimate data, and modern observations to study the effect of growing ice melt from Antarctica and Greenland. Meltwater tends to stabilize the ocean column, inducing amplifying feedbacks that increase subsurface ocean warming and ice shelf melting. Cold meltwater and induced dynamical effects cause ocean surface cooling in the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic, thus increasing Earth's energy imbalance and heat flux into most of the global ocean's… CONTINUE READING
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