Ocean heat uptake and its consequences for the magnitude of sea level rise and climate change

@article{Kuhlbrodt2012OceanHU,
  title={Ocean heat uptake and its consequences for the magnitude of sea level rise and climate change},
  author={Till Kuhlbrodt and Jonathan M. Gregory},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={39}
}
Under increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat uptake moderates the rate of climate change, and thermal expansion makes a substantial contribution to sea level rise. In this paper we quantify the differences in projections among atmosphere‐ocean general circulation models of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project in terms of transient climate response, ocean heat uptake efficiency and expansion efficiency of heat. The CMIP3 and CMIP5 ensembles have statistically indistinguishable… 

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