Regional Simulations of Greenhouse Warming Including Natural Variability Academic Article uri icon


  • The perception of the hypothesized greenhouse effect will differ dramatically depending upon the location on the earth at which the effect is analyzed. This is due mainly to two causes: 1) the warming signal depends upon the position on the earth, and 2) the natural variability of the warming has a strong position dependence. To demonstrate these phenomena, simulations were conducted of the surface temperature field with a simple stochastic climate model that has enough geographical resolution to see the geographic dependence. The model was turned to reproduce the geographical distribution of the present climate, including its natural variability in both the variance and the space-time correlation structure. -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, K., & North, G. R.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • November 1995