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The ice-core record - Climate sensitivity and future greenhouse warmingThe prediction of future greenhouse-gas-warming depends critically on the sensitivity of earth's climate to increasing atmospheric concentrations of these gases. Data from cores drilled in polar ice sheets show a remarkable correlation between past glacial-interglacial temperature changes and the inferred atmospheric concentration of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. These and other palaeoclimate data are used to assess the role of greenhouse gases in explaining past global climate change, and the validity of models predicting the effect of increasing concentrations of such gases in the atmosphere.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Lorius, C.
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Saint Martin d'Heres, France)
Raynaud, D.
(CNRS Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement, Saint-Martin-d'Heres, France)
Jouzel, J.
(CEA Laboratoire de Geochimie Isotopique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Hansen, J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Le Treut, H.
(CNRS Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris, France)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 13, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 347
ISSN: 0028-0836
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