Oceanic influences on recent continental warming

Compo G. P. and P. D. Sardeshmukh (February 2009): Oceanic influences on recent continental warming. Clim. Dyn., 32 (2-3), 333-342. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0448-9

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Evidence is presented that the recent worldwide land warming has occurred largely in response to a worldwide warming of the oceans rather than as a direct response to increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) over land. Atmospheric model simulations of the last half-century with prescribed observed ocean temperature changes, but without prescribed GHG changes, account for most of the land warming. The oceanic influence has occurred through hydrodynamic-radiative teleconnections, primarily by moistening and warming the air over land and increasing the downward longwave radiation at the surface. The oceans may themselves have warmed from a combination of natural and anthropogenic influences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: PSD Publications
Divisions: Physical Sciences Division
DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0448-9
URI: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/pubs/id/eprint/284
PSD Publications Archive
CY 2019 (112)
CY 2018 (129)
CY 2017 (147)
CY 2016 (136)
CY 2015 (141)
CY 2014 (126)
CY 2013 (138)
CY 2012 (118)
CY 2011 (115)
CY 2010 (106)
CY 2009 (109)
CY 2008 (118)
CY 2007 (94)
CY 2006 (99)
CY 2005 (76)