Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 1195–1208, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-1195-2020
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 1195–1208, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-1195-2020

Research article 16 Dec 2020

Research article | 16 Dec 2020

Temperatures from energy balance models: the effective heat capacity matters

Gerrit Lohmann

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Jan 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
AR by Gerrit Lohmann on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 May 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
AR by Natascha Töpfer on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jun 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
AR by Gerrit Lohmann on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Aug 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
AR by Gerrit Lohmann on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2020) by Andrey Gritsun
AR by Gerrit Lohmann on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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With the development of computer capacities, simpler models like energy balance models have not disappeared, and a stronger emphasis has been given to the concept of a hierarchy of models. The global temperature is calculated by the radiation budget through the incoming energy from the Sun and the outgoing energy from the Earth. The argument that the temperature can be calculated by a simple radiation budget is revisited, and it is found that the effective heat capacity matters.
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