Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 375–382, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-375-2014
Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 375–382, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-375-2014

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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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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