Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 849–864, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-849-2017
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 849–864, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-849-2017
Research article
 | Highlight paper
25 Sep 2017
Research article  | Highlight paper | 25 Sep 2017

An explanation for the different climate sensitivities of land and ocean surfaces based on the diurnal cycle

Axel Kleidon and Maik Renner

Viewed

Total article views: 4,952 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
3,540 1,315 97 4,952 88 120
  • HTML: 3,540
  • PDF: 1,315
  • XML: 97
  • Total: 4,952
  • BibTeX: 88
  • EndNote: 120
Views and downloads (calculated since 19 May 2017)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 19 May 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 4,628 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 4,615 with geography defined and 13 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 28 Sep 2022
Download
Short summary
We provide an explanation why land temperatures respond more strongly to global warming than ocean temperatures, a robust finding in observations and models that has so far not been understood well. We explain it by the different ways by which ocean and land surfaces buffer the strong variation in solar radiation and demonstrate this with a simple, physically based model. Our explanation also illustrates why nighttime temperatures warm more strongly, another robust finding of global warming.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint