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Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2: An overview of GFDL Climate Model Results
In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice written overview and images regarding changes in climate and oceans due to increased CO2.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-024
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Thomas Knutson
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA