Magnitude and pattern of Arctic warming governed by the seasonality of radiative forcing

  title={Magnitude and pattern of Arctic warming governed by the seasonality of radiative forcing},
  author={Richard Bintanja and F. Krikken},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Observed and projected climate warming is strongest in the Arctic regions, peaking in autumn/winter. Attempts to explain this feature have focused primarily on identifying the associated climate feedbacks, particularly the ice-albedo and lapse-rate feedbacks. Here we use a state-of-the-art global climate model in idealized seasonal forcing simulations to show that Arctic warming (especially in winter) and sea ice decline are particularly sensitive to radiative forcing in spring, during which… CONTINUE READING
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