Scenario for a warm, high-CO2 world

Wigley, TML, Jones, PD and Kelly, PM (1980) Scenario for a warm, high-CO2 world. Nature, 283 (5742). pp. 17-21. ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

Plausible patterns for temperature and precipitation changes accompanying a general global warming, such as might occur due to a large increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, are presented. The patterns are determined by comparing the five warmest years in the period 1925-74 with the five coldest in this period. Temperature increases are indicated for most regions, with maximum warming over northern Asia. A few isolated regions show cooling. Precipitation changes are fairly evenly distributed between increases and decreases; the most important features being an increase over India, and decreases in central and south-central USA and over much of Europe and Russia. The latter decreases, should they occur, could have considerable agricultural impact.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 15:43
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 16:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/33368
DOI: 10.1038/283017a0

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