Climate research priorities in the DOE CO/sub 2/ program

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A four-pronged approach to considering the climate aspects of the CO/sub 2/ issue has been developed. First, a variety of climate models are being improved, particularly in terms of their representation of the oceans, so that their simulation of the regional and temporal response to increasing CO/sub 2/ can be made more realistic. Second, past climatic situations, particularly warm periods, are being studied as possible analogs for the warmer conditions that increased CO/sub 2/ concentrations are expected to induce. Third, the results of model and past climate studies will be combined so that comprehensive scenarios can be assembled for use ... continued below

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MacCracken, M.C. May 1, 1981.

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A four-pronged approach to considering the climate aspects of the CO/sub 2/ issue has been developed. First, a variety of climate models are being improved, particularly in terms of their representation of the oceans, so that their simulation of the regional and temporal response to increasing CO/sub 2/ can be made more realistic. Second, past climatic situations, particularly warm periods, are being studied as possible analogs for the warmer conditions that increased CO/sub 2/ concentrations are expected to induce. Third, the results of model and past climate studies will be combined so that comprehensive scenarios can be assembled for use in assessment studies. Finally, a research program is being developed that will seek early evidence to determine whether the climate is responding to increasing CO/sub 2/. Present results indicate that the climatic change from doubled CO/sub 2/ will be greater than 1.5/sup 0/K, but that identifying evidence of such changes in the next twenty years will be difficult unless past climate variations and their causes are better understood.

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  • US/USSR workshop on carbon dioxide and climate, Leningrad, USSR, 15 Jun 1981

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  • Other: DE81024212
  • Report No.: UCRL-85753
  • Report No.: CONF-810687-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6451964
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1208591

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MacCracken, M.C. Climate research priorities in the DOE CO/sub 2/ program, article, May 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1208591/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.