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By James E. Hansen, Taro Takahashi

ISBN-10: 0875904041

ISBN-13: 9780875904047

ISBN-10: 1118666038

ISBN-13: 9781118666036

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Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

We have geared up the booklet into traditional components corresponding to the ambience, ocean and cryosphere, yet those are certain jointly via the suggestions approach; therefore the paper in several sections overlap generally. If the e-book contributes a small quantity towards a greater knowing of the position which feedbacks play in coupling various components of the weather procedure and in opting for weather sensitivity, it's going to have served its function good.

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29 Geophysical Monograph Series Climate Processes and Climate Sensitivity Vol. 29 Fig. 3. Polar sterographic contour maps of (a) the height field anomalies when the height at 35N-65W is more than one standard deviation above the mean, (b) below the mean, (c) high minus low, (d) Z-statistic for high minus low. 62. precipitation is varying between nearly zero and nearly twice its mean value. Similarly inferred relative changes in precipitation over South America are only slightly smaller. The IR anomalies thus represent significant low-frequency variations in tropical precipitation.

The meridional circulation of the model in units of Mt/s. 5°C case and control run, sional numerical heat input. The initial adjustment involving the mixed layer indicates a time scale of about 5 years. The second time scale is about 100 years. A more extended integration would undoubtedly indicate the existence of still longer time scales, but for the range of the scales from 1-50 years, a two box model provides a reasonable fit. As an improvement on box models Oeschger et al. (1975) suggested the "box" diffusion model.

The mechanism is the propagation of planetary waves from the mid-latitudes to the tropics where they can influence precipitation and the tropical circulation. Low frequency variability in midlatitudes propagating into the tropics also provides a mechanism for moving precipitation between land and ocean areas within the tropics, which can produce a planetary albedo change. The role of low frequency, planetary-scale waves in climate sensitivity may be an important one and should be thoroughly studied.

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