A non‐flux corrected transient CO2 experiment using the BMRC Coupled Atmosphere/Ocean GCM

Colman, R. A. and Power, S. B. and McAvaney, B. J. and Dahni, R. R. (1995) A non‐flux corrected transient CO2 experiment using the BMRC Coupled Atmosphere/Ocean GCM. Geophysical Research Letters, 22 (22). pp. 3047-3050. ISSN 0094-8276


A transient CO2 experiment has been performed with the BMRC coupled atmosphere ocean General Circulation Model (GCM). No flux corrections were used in the experiment. A roughly linear temporal increase in global surface temperature is found in response to the CO2 increase. The rate of increase is consistent with the (relatively low) equilibrium response found previously using the Atmospheric GCM and a simple ocean. Ocean surface temperatures increase more at mid latitudes than at high northern or southern latitudes where heat is sequestered into the deep ocean. Despite the secular climate drift which occurs in the model, the major patterns of atmospheric and oceanic temperature change are similar to changes noted elsewhere (from flux corrected models). This adds further support to the main conclusions drawn from transient CO2 experiments performed elsewhere with coupled GCMs.

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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 03:06
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Uncontrolled Keywords: atmosphere-ocean coupling; atmosphere/ocean model; carbon dioxide; carbon dioxide experiment; flux correction; GCM; non-flux corrected
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3702 Climate change science > 370201 Climate change processes
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960310 Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) ""
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1905 Understanding climate change > 190507 Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/95GL01727
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44899

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