Journal article

Detection of regional surface temperature trends

DJ Karoly, QG Wu

JOURNAL OF CLIMATE | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Trends in surface temperature over the last 100, 50, and 30 yr at individual grid boxes in a 5° latitude-longitude grid are compared with model estimates of the natural internal variability of these trends and with the model response to increasing greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols. Three different climate models are used to provide estimates of the internal variability of trends, one of which appears to overestimate the observed variability of surface temperature at interannual and 5-yr time scales. Significant warming trends are found at a large fraction of the individual grid boxes over the globe, a much larger fraction than can be explained by internal climate variations. The observed..

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