Tag Archives: Transient Climate response

Another CMIP6 climate sensitivity constraint

I thought I would follow up yesterday’s post with one that highlights another paper that looks at CMIP6 climate sensitivity. It’s a paper by Femke Nijsse, and colleagues, and considers [a]n emergent constraint on Transient Climate Response from simulated historical … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on climate sensitivity

Semyorka posted a comment on my previous post that highlighted a paper that I had’t seen before. The paper is Global atmospheric downward longwave radiation over land surface under all-sky conditions from 1973 to 2008 which tries to determine (as … Continue reading

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A minimal model for climate sensitivity

I’ve written a number of times about energy balance models. I think these are nice ways to estimate effective climate sensitivity (both transient and equilibrium) but they are quite simple and do suffer from some issues. For example, they are … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley, you seem a little too certain!

I thought I might add a new chapter to my series, which I’ve called helpful tips for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. The first was a quick science lesson for Lord Lawson. The second was the cheerfully titled Come on … Continue reading

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Observational constraints on the ECS

Correction I knew I was taking a bit of a risk writing this (as I pointed out at the beginning anyway) as there was a reasonable chance that I misunderstood something fundamental. Unsurprisingly, this appears to be true. I may … Continue reading

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Is Otto et al. (2013) just simply wrong?

Addendum – 27 May 2013 Just in case you don’t get as far as the comments, the answer, unsurprisingly, to the question I pose in the title is No. I did not properly understand what one of the terms in … Continue reading

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The Transient Climate Response and the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity

There seems to have quite a lot of dicussion recently on Watts Up With That (WUWT) about climate sensitivity, in particular the Transient Climate Response (TCR) and the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). Some of what has been claimed on WUWT … Continue reading

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