Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 879–894, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-879-2018
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 879–894, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-879-2018

Research article 21 Jun 2018

Research article | 21 Jun 2018

Climate sensitivity estimates – sensitivity to radiative forcing time series and observational data

Ragnhild Bieltvedt Skeie et al.

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A key question in climate science is how the global mean surface temperature responds to changes in greenhouse gases. This dependency is quantified by the climate sensitivity, which is determined by the complex feedbacks in the climate system. In this study observations of past climate change are used to estimate this sensitivity. Our estimate is consistent with values for the equilibrium climate sensitivity estimated by complex climate models but sensitive to the use of uncertain input data.
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