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The Dependence of Atmospheric Temperature on the Concentration of Carbon Dioxide

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Abstract

Numerical computations using a radiative, convective equilibrium model of the atmosphere predict an increase of 0.8 °C in temperature of the earth’s surface by the end of this century, based on the anticipated increase in CO2.

Keywords

Atmospheric Temperature Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Absolute Humidity Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Moist Convection 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/ESSAPrincetonUSA

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