Journal article

Attribution of recent temperature changes in the Australian region

DJ Karoly, K Braganza

JOURNAL OF CLIMATE | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Variations of Australian-average mean temperature and diurnal temperature range over the twentieth century are investigated. The observed interannual variability of both is simulated reasonably well by a number of climate models, but they do not simulate the observed relationship between the two. Comparison of the observed warming and reduction in diurnal temperature range with climate model simulations shows that Australian temperature changes over the twentieth century were very unlikely to be due to natural climate variations alone. It is likely that there has been a significant contribution to the observed warming during the second half of the century from increasing atmospheric greenhou..

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