Importance of Ocean Heat Uptake Efficacy to Transient Climate Change

@inproceedings{Winton2009ImportanceOO,
  title={Importance of Ocean Heat Uptake Efficacy to Transient Climate Change},
  author={Michael D. Winton},
  year={2009}
}
This article proposes a modification to the standard forcing–feedback diagnostic energy balance model to account for 1) differences between effective and equilibrium climate sensitivities and 2) the variation of effective sensitivity over time in climate change experiments with coupled atmosphere–ocean climate models. In the spirit of Hansen et al. an efficacy factor is applied to the ocean heat uptake. Comparing the time evolution of the surface warming in high and low efficacy models… CONTINUE READING
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