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Part 14: How to project climate into the future: Emission scenarios






By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa. [Note from the editor: This is the fourteenth in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in climate dynamics and modeling, and will serve to provide insight into the current understanding of the science.] Changes in external forcing (e.g., solar forcings, astronomical [...]

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Carbon Balance in the Arctic under Study






By Penny Paugh Over half of the Arctic is covered by forest. Snow blanketing over a forest actually keeps the soil at a fairly high temperature. Most climate models do not account for the size of forestry in that area, but some are models are now beginning to account for this variable. Climate modeler Isabelle [...]

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Part 13: Holocene and Anthropocene






By Luisa Cristini,  PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This is the thirteenth in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in climate dynamics and modeling, and will serve to provide insight into the current understanding of the science.] In addition to the low frequency variability of [...]

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