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Orbital Noise in the Earth System is a Common Cause of Climate and Greenhouse-Gas FluctuationThe mismatch between fossil isotopic data and climate models known as the cool-tropic paradox implies that either the data are flawed or we understand very little about the climate models of greenhouse warming. Here we question the validity of the climate models on the scientific background of orbital noise in the Earth system. Our study shows that the insolation pulsation induced by orbital noise is the common cause of climate change and atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane. In addition, we find that the intensity of the insolation pulses is dependent on the latitude of the Earth. Thus, orbital noise is the key to understanding the troubling paradox in climate models.
Document ID
20020080999
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Liu, H. S. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Kolenkiewicz, R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Wade, C., Jr. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Smith, David E.
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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