Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 333–345, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-333-2019
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 333–345, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-333-2019

Research article 14 Jun 2019

Research article | 14 Jun 2019

Including the efficacy of land ice changes in deriving climate sensitivity from paleodata

Lennert B. Stap et al.

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Processes causing the same global-average radiative forcing might lead to different global temperature changes. We expand the theoretical framework by which we calculate paleoclimate sensitivity with an efficacy factor. Applying the revised approach to radiative forcing caused by CO2 and land ice albedo perturbations, inferred from data of the past 800 000 years, gives a new paleo-based estimate of climate sensitivity.
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