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Rind 2000

Rind, D., 2000: Relating paleoclimate data and past temperature gradients: Some suggestive rules. Quat. Sci. Rev., 19, 381-390, doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(99)00070-0.

Understanding tropical sensitivity is perhaps the major concern confronting researchers, for both past and future climate change issues. Tropical data has been beset by contradictions, and many techniques applicable to the extratropics are either unavailable or fraught with uncertainty when applied at low latitudes. Paleoclimate data, if interpreted within the context of the latitudinal temperature gradient data they imply, can be used to estimate what did happen to tropical temperatures in the past, and provide a first guess for what might happen in the future. The approach is made possible by the modeling result that atmospheric dynamical changes, and the climate impacts they produce, respond primarily to temperature graident changes. Here we review some "rules" obtained from GCM experiments with different seas surface temperature gradients and different forcing, that can be used to relate paleoclimate reconstructions to the likely temperature gradient changes they suggest.

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@article{ri06100c,
  author={Rind, D.},
  title={Relating paleoclimate data and past temperature gradients: Some suggestive rules},
  year={2000},
  journal={Quat. Sci. Rev.},
  volume={19},
  pages={381--390},
  doi={10.1016/S0277-3791(99)00070-0},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ri06100c
AU  - Rind, D.
PY  - 2000
TI  - Relating paleoclimate data and past temperature gradients: Some suggestive rules
JA  - Quat. Sci. Rev.
VL  - 19
SP  - 381
EP  - 390
DO  - 10.1016/S0277-3791(99)00070-0
ER  -

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