Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2287–2305, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2287-2018

Special issue: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP):...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2287–2305, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2287-2018

Research article 15 Feb 2018

Research article | 15 Feb 2018

Energy transport, polar amplification, and ITCZ shifts in the GeoMIP G1 ensemble

Rick D. Russotto and Thomas P. Ackerman

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AR by Rick Russotto on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2017) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2018) by Ben Kravitz
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We analyzed climate model simulations to investigate what happens to the way the atmosphere moves heat around when the Sun is turned down to compensate for increased greenhouse gas concentrations. We found that the atmosphere transports less heat from the tropics to the poles, which helps us understand the patterns of warming or cooling at different latitudes. We also looked at the sources of uncertainty regarding changes in tropical rainfall patterns and found that clouds are the largest one.
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