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Climatic Change

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 241–248 | Cite as

Ice-albedo feedback in a CO2-doubling simulation

  • Robert E. Dickinson
  • Gerald A. Meehl
  • Warren M. Washington
Article

Abstract

We estimate the feedback of sea-ice change to the warming from CO2-doubling according to the simulation of Washington and Meehl (1984). Without ice-snow albedo feedback, their global warming of 3.5 °C would have been 2.2. °C according to our estimate of the ice-snow feedback. About 80% of the albedo change from ice and snow occurred in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether this change was an overestimate will require further study.

Keywords

Global Warming Southern Hemisphere Albedo Change Albedo Feedback 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Dickinson
    • 1
  • Gerald A. Meehl
    • 1
  • Warren M. Washington
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderU.S.A.

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