ESD Ideas: A Weak Positive Feedback Between Sea Level and the Planetary Albedo
- Institute of Geography and MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Abstract. Since the planetary albedo of Earth above ocean is typically lower than above land surface, increasing sea-level reduces the planetary albedo. This causes a feedback that is very weak on the global scale, but significantly positive. Its amplitude can be assumed to be higher locally and to grow with the considered time scale.
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