Reconciling observations of global temperature change

@article{Lindzen2002ReconcilingOO,
  title={Reconciling observations of global temperature change},
  author={Richard S Lindzen and Constantine Giannitsis},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={29}
}
It is suggested that the much publicized discrepancy between observed surface global mean temperature and global mean atmospheric temperature from 1979 to the present may be due to the fact that the atmosphere underwent a jump in temperature in 1976 (before the satellite temperature series began), and that the surface response was delayed for about a decade due to the ocean heat capacity. The ocean delay depends on both climate sensitivity and vertical heat transport within the ocean. It is… 
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