Climate physics, feedbacks, and reductionism (and when does reductionism go too far?)

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjp/i2012-12052-8

Cite this article as:
Lindzen, R.S. Eur. Phys. J. Plus (2012) 127: 52. doi:10.1140/epjp/i2012-12052-8
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on Earth’s Climate as a Problem in Physics


We review the basic physics of the greenhouse effect, the concept of climate sensitivity, a variety of ways of evaluating climate sensitivity and the limitations of the concept of climate sensitivity.

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© Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and ClimateMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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