Tag Archive: Equilibrium climate sensitivity

Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

June 23, 2021 10:41 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

Climate sensitivity describes how sensitive the Earth’s temperature is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One measure of climate sensitivity for projections of future climate is the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). ECS is the increase in the global average temperature between the pre-industrial era and a future doubled carbon dioxide climate once equilibrium of the climate has been reached.

Briefing note 12: How sensitive is the Earth’s temperature to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

November 19, 2020 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 12: How sensitive is the Earth’s temperature to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

A landmark new international review of climate sensitivity led by ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes researcher Prof Steven Sherwood has reduced the uncertainty in Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity. Estimates of likely values now vary by less than a factor of two. The new assessment concludes that the climate is more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide than some previous estimates.

All models are wrong, but some are useful

August 2, 2019 11:48 am Published by Comments Off on All models are wrong, but some are useful

This was PhD student Charuni Pathmeswaran's first CLEX Winter School. It was an intense and challenging week, but it also gave her an opportunity to explore Melbourne. By week's end Charuni was motivated and had added a range of new skills she will apply to her research.

CMIP6 models produce higher equilibrium climate sensitivity

August 2, 2019 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on CMIP6 models produce higher equilibrium climate sensitivity

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) Model Analysis Workshop was held in Barcelona from March 25-28, 2019, and provided the first opportunity for results from CMIP6 models to be discussed and presented by the modelling community.