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Climate Feedbacks

The earth’s temperature change is not only depending on the strength of the radiative forcing, which is due to the complexity of the climate system.

When a radiative forcing is imposed on the climate system, the temperature is not the only thing on earth that will change. In this lecture you will learn about which other climatically important processes that may change and how they can amplify or damp the initial temperature response.

Topics covered:

  • Complexity of the climate system.
  • Climate feedbacks.
  • How feedbacks can amplify or damp the temperature response.
  • Temperature response with feedbacks.
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