Response of a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: Sensitivity to the Rate of Increase

@article{Stouffer1999ResponseOA,
  title={Response of a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: Sensitivity to the Rate of Increase},
  author={Ronald J. Stouffer and Syukuro Manabe},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  year={1999},
  volume={12},
  pages={2224-2237}
}
Abstract The influence of differing rates of increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration on the climatic response is investigated using a coupled ocean–atmosphere model. Five transient integrations are performed each using a different constant exponential rate of CO2 increase ranging from 4% yr−1 to 0.25% yr−1. By the time of CO2 doubling, the surface air temperature response in all the transient integrations is locally more than 50% and globally more than 35% of the equilibrium response. The… Expand
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