Feedbacks on climate in the Earth system: Introduction

Wolff, E. W. and Shepherd, J. G. and Shuckburgh, E. and Watson, A. J. (2015) Feedbacks on climate in the Earth system: Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373. ISSN 1364-503X Online ISSN 1471-2962 DOI 10.1098/rsta.2014.0428

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Abstract

In the last century, the Earth has undergone a very fast and unusual change in the radiative forcing of its climate, resulting from human actions. This change in forcing has resulted not only mainly from rising concentrations of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), but also from changes in the nature of the land surface and changes in the concentrations of aerosol particles in the atmosphere and of ozone-destroying chemicals in the stratosphere. If the changes in forcing continue on their current trajectory, then very substantial changes in climate are predicted by the end of the century.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: One contribution of 12 to a discussion meeting issue ‘Feedbacks on climate in the Earth system’. © The Authors
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2015AREP; IA70;
Subjects: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Divisions: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume: 373
Identification Number: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0428
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 17:07
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 17:07
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3617

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