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Nazarenko et al. 2001

Nazarenko, L., J. Hansen, N. Tausnev, and R. Ruedy, 2001: Response of the Northern Hemisphere sea ice to greenhouse forcing in a global climate model. Ann. Glaciol., 33, 513-520, doi:10.3189/172756401781818897.

The Q-flux Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) global climate model, in which an atmospheric general circulation model is coupled to a mixed-layer ocean with specified horizontal heat transports, is used to simulate the transient and equilibrium climate response to a gradual increase of carbon dioxide (1% per year increase of CO2 to doubled CO2). The results indicate that the current GISS model has a high sensitivity with a global annual warming of about 4°C for doubled CO2. Enhanced warming is found at high latitudes near sea-ice margins due to retreat of sea ice in the greenhouse experiment. Surface warming is larger in winter than in summer, in part because of the reductions in ice cover and thickness that insulate the winter atmosphere from the ocean. The annual mean reduction of sea-ice cover due to doubled CO2 is about 30% for the Northern Hemisphere. The CO2 experiment has a 70% reduction of sea-ice area and 55% thinning of ice in August in the Northern Hemisphere. Noticeable reduction of ssea-ice cover has been found in both historical records and satellite observations. The largest reduction of simulated sea-ice extent occurs in summer, consistent with observations.

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@article{na03000u,
  author={Nazarenko, L. and Hansen, J. and Tausnev, N. and Ruedy, R.},
  title={Response of the Northern Hemisphere sea ice to greenhouse forcing in a global climate model},
  year={2001},
  journal={Ann. Glaciol.},
  volume={33},
  pages={513--520},
  doi={10.3189%2F172756401781818897},
}

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TY  - JOUR
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AU  - Nazarenko, L.
AU  - Hansen, J.
AU  - Tausnev, N.
AU  - Ruedy, R.
PY  - 2001
TI  - Response of the Northern Hemisphere sea ice to greenhouse forcing in a global climate model
JA  - Ann. Glaciol.
VL  - 33
SP  - 513
EP  - 520
DO  - 10.3189%2F172756401781818897
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