Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 717–734, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-717-2016
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 717–734, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-717-2016

Research article 30 Aug 2016

Research article | 30 Aug 2016

Coherence among the Northern Hemisphere land, cryosphere, and ocean responses to natural variability and anthropogenic forcing during the satellite era

Alemu Gonsamo et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Jun 2016) by Ning Zeng
AR by Alemu Gonsamo on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jul 2016) by Ning Zeng
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2016) by Ning Zeng
Download
Short summary
Using 3 decades of observational satellite and field data, we find that long-term changes in sea ice and sea level, plant phenology, and surface temperature are coherent with increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration and other global greenhouse gases. During the same period, natural causes of climate change should only have a net cooling long-term effect, suggesting the observed coherent pattern of changes across Earth's biological and physical systems could only be due to human activities.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint