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Mitevski et al. 2023

Mitevski, I., Y. Dong, L.M. Polvani, M. Rugenstein, and C. Orbe, 2023: Non-monotonic feedback dependence under abrupt CO2 forcing due to a North Atlantic pattern effect. Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, no. 14, e2023GL103617, doi:10.1029/2023GL103617.

Effective climate sensitivity (EffCS), commonly estimated from model simulations with abrupt 4×CO2 for 150 years, has been shown to depend on the CO2 forcing level. To understand this dependency systematically, we performed a series of simulations with a range of abrupt CO2 forcing in two climate models. Our results indicate that normalized EffCS values in these simulations are a non-monotonic function of the CO2 forcing, decreasing between 3× and 4×CO2 in CESM1-LE (2× and 3×CO2 in GISS-E2.1-G) and increasing at higher CO2 levels. The minimum EffCS value, caused by anomalously negative radiative feedbacks, arises mainly from sea-surface temperature (SST) relative cooling in the tropical and subtropical North Atlantic. This cooling is associated with the formation of the North Atlantic Warming Hole and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation collapse under CO2 forcing. Our findings imply that understanding changes in North Atlantic SST patterns is important for constraining near-future and equilibrium global warming.

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@article{mi03620d,
  author={Mitevski, I. and Dong, Y. and Polvani, L. M. and Rugenstein, M. and Orbe, C.},
  title={Non-monotonic feedback dependence under abrupt CO2 forcing due to a North Atlantic pattern effect},
  year={2023},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={50},
  number={14},
  pages={e2023GL103617},
  doi={10.1029/2023GL103617},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - mi03620d
AU  - Mitevski, I.
AU  - Dong, Y.
AU  - Polvani, L. M.
AU  - Rugenstein, M.
AU  - Orbe, C.
PY  - 2023
TI  - Non-monotonic feedback dependence under abrupt CO2 forcing due to a North Atlantic pattern effect
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 50
IS  - 14
SP  - e2023GL103617
DO  - 10.1029/2023GL103617
ER  -

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