Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Short communication
30 Oct 2014
Short communication |  | 30 Oct 2014

Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) on deriving anthropogenic warming rates from the instrumental temperature record

G. R. van der Werf and A. J. Dolman


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ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2014) by Gerrit Lohmann
AR by Guido van der Werf on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2014)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Climate sensitivity can be quantified using measured changes in temperature and forcings. This approach requires disentangling natural and anthropogenic influences on global climate. We focused on the role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) in this and show how different AMO characterizations influence the anthropogenic temperature trends (we found they were in between previously published values) and transient climate sensitivity, which we found to be 1.6 (1.0-3.3)°C.
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