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Title: Questions of bias in climate models

Abstract

The recent work by Shindell usefully contributes to the debate over estimating climate sensitivity by highlighting an important aspect of the climate system: that climate forcings that occur over land result in a more rapid temperature response than forcings that are distributed more uniformly over the globe. While, as noted in this work, simple climate models may be biased by assuming the same temperature response for all forcing agents, the implication that the MAGICC model is biased in this way is not correct.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1170094
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-101590
400408000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nature Climate Change, 4:741-742
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Smith, Steven J., Wigley, Tom M., Meinshausen, Malte, and Rogelj, Joeri. Questions of bias in climate models. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1038/nclimate2345.
Smith, Steven J., Wigley, Tom M., Meinshausen, Malte, & Rogelj, Joeri. Questions of bias in climate models. United States. doi:10.1038/nclimate2345.
Smith, Steven J., Wigley, Tom M., Meinshausen, Malte, and Rogelj, Joeri. Wed . "Questions of bias in climate models". United States. doi:10.1038/nclimate2345.
@article{osti_1170094,
title = {Questions of bias in climate models},
author = {Smith, Steven J. and Wigley, Tom M. and Meinshausen, Malte and Rogelj, Joeri},
abstractNote = {The recent work by Shindell usefully contributes to the debate over estimating climate sensitivity by highlighting an important aspect of the climate system: that climate forcings that occur over land result in a more rapid temperature response than forcings that are distributed more uniformly over the globe. While, as noted in this work, simple climate models may be biased by assuming the same temperature response for all forcing agents, the implication that the MAGICC model is biased in this way is not correct.},
doi = {10.1038/nclimate2345},
journal = {Nature Climate Change, 4:741-742},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 27 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Wed Aug 27 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}