Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5147–5155, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5147-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5147–5155, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5147-2018

Research article 17 Apr 2018

Research article | 17 Apr 2018

The influence of internal variability on Earth's energy balance framework and implications for estimating climate sensitivity

Andrew E. Dessler et al.

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Data sets used to generate the figures M. Dessler and S. Mauritsen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1206267

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Code to generate figures M. Dessler and S. Mauritsen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1206286

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One of the most important parameters in climate science is the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). Estimates of this quantity based on 20th-century observations suggest low values of ECS (below 2 °C). We show that these calculations may be significantly in error. Together with other recent work on this problem, it seems probable that the ECS is larger than suggested by the 20th-century observations.
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