# Sensitivity of a global climate model to an increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere

@article{Manabe1980SensitivityOA, title={Sensitivity of a global climate model to an increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere}, author={Syukuro Manabe and Ronald J. Stouffer}, journal={Journal of Geophysical Research}, year={1980}, volume={85}, pages={5529-5554} }

This study investigates the response of a global model of the climate to the quadrupling of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. The model consists of (1) a general circulation model of the atmosphere, (2) a heat and water balance model of the continents, and (3) a simple mixed layer model of the oceans. It has a global computational domain and realistic geography. For the computation of radiative transfer, the seasonal variation of insolation is imposed at the top of the model atmosphere… Expand

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