Menu


Find the EGU on

Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on Google+ Find us on LinkedIn Find us on YouTube

Tag your tweets with #egu2012
(What is this?)

NP2.4/CL5.5

Climate Sensitivity (co-organized)
Convener: M. Crucifix  | Co-Conveners: H. A. Dijkstra , A. S. von der Heydt , P. L. Langen 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 25 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room 17
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X/Y
Add this session to your Personal programme

Climate sensitivity is a quantity that is extensively used to quantify the impact of increasing atmospheric CO2-concentrations on the global mean temperature. It cannot be measured directly but has to be estimated from observations of past climate states and/or climate models. It is thus a quite uncertain quantity, both because of uncertainties in the climate reconstructions, and due to different feedbacks on many different time scales that influence climate sensitivity.

We encourage contributions that investigate feedbacks within the climate system and their impact on climate sensitivity. We also welcome contributions on innovative ideas of how to assess the impact of atmospheric CO2 on global temperature as well as studies on a potential state-dependency of climate sensitivity.