Carbon Dioxide

pp 337-352

On the Detection of CO2-Induced Climatic Change

  • Cornelius J. E. SchuurmansAffiliated withInstitute for Meteorology and Oceanography, State University of Utrecht

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Climate models predict worldwide climatic changes as a result of increases of CO2 concentrations of the atmosphere. Such predictions, being the result of a theoretical exercise, are to be validated against observations. This creates the problem of detection of the CO2-induced climatic change in real nature, which is the subject of this chapter.