Climate Change and Climate Modeling by J. David Neelin

By J. David Neelin

Presents scholars with an effective starting place in weather technology, with which to appreciate worldwide warming, typical weather diversifications, and weather types. As weather versions are one in every of our fundamental instruments for predicting and adapting to weather swap, it is important we delight in their strengths and obstacles. additionally secret is realizing what features of weather technology are good understood and the place quantitative uncertainties come up. This textbook will tell the long run clients of weather types and the decision-makers of the next day to come by way of delivering the intensity they want, whereas requiring no historical past in atmospheric technology and purely easy calculus and physics. constructed from a direction that the writer teaches at UCLA, fabric has been greatly class-tested and with on-line assets of color figures, Powerpoint slides, and challenge units, it is a entire package deal for college kids throughout all sciences wishing to realize an exceptional grounding in weather technology.

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These models, now known as General Circulation Models (GCMs), were first applied to impacts of CO2 increase by Manabe and Wetherald (1975). Hansen et al. (1988) first used a GCM for time dependent response experiments with scenarios for future greenhouse gas changes. Hansen et al. (1985) had noted that owing to slow ocean response, warming due to current CO2 increase would be delayed. Useful sources for history include Handel and Risbey (1992) and Chapter 7 of IPCC (2007). , for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change.

These remote effects are known as teleconnections. After presenting the history of ENSO studies and the essential observational characteristics of an El Niño event in this chapter, we will treat the dynamics of El Niño and teleconnections in Chapter 4. 14 Overview of climate variability and climate science In discussing ENSO, it is often useful to discuss a variable in terms of its departure from normal climatological conditions, or anomaly. An anomaly is calculated by taking the difference between the value of a variable at a given time, such as pressure or temperature for a particular month, and subtracting the climatology of that variable.

Data following Siegenthaler et al. (2005) are replotted from the National Climate Data Center archive. The carbon dioxide record is a composite from three Antarctic core sites: Dome C, Taylor Dome and Vostok. Deuterium ratio (δD, relative to standard, in per mil), a proxy for temperature above the ice, is from Dome C. The bottom curve gives an estimate of Antarctic air temperature difference relative to present, inferred from deuterium ratios at the Vostok core site from Petit et al. 23 proxies for temperature.

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