Lec24_more_global_change_2013_st-1

D1750 short wave the solar radiation budget long wave

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Unformatted text preview: ial processes •  Tropospheric ozone, nitrous oxide, water vapor All (except maybe water vapor) have increased since the industrial revolution (~A.D.1750) Short wave The solar radiation budget Long wave Tropospheric aerosols mask warming (global dimming) Greenhouse gases dominate Recovery from volcanic eruptions dominates 2005: Probably warmest year of the past 125 years Global Warming Fundamental Questions 1.  How will climate change in the future? 2.  How will climate change affect us? 3.  What should we do about it? WINTER Forecast of future increases in surface temperatures (°C) resulting from doubling of atmospheric CO2 SUMMER Forecast of future increases in surface temperatures (°C) resulting from doubling of atmospheric CO2 Latitudinal cross section showing increases in zonal average air temperature through the year Forecast of future changes in summer precipitation resulting from doubling of atmospheric CO2 Kilimanjaro 1970 Area (km2) Ice on Kilimanjaro 15 10 5 0 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2020 Yea...
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