Interhemispheric asymmetry in climate response to a gradual increase of atmospheric CO2

  title={Interhemispheric asymmetry in climate response to a gradual increase of atmospheric CO2},
  author={Ronald J. Stouffer and Syukuro Manabe and Kirk Bryan},
THE transient response of a coupled ocean–atmosphere model to an increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide has been the subject of several studies1–8. The models used in these studies explicitly incorporate the effect of heat transport by ocean currents and are different from the model used by Hansen et al. 9. Here we evaluate the climatic influence of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide using a coupled model recently developed at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. The model… 

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