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Natural versus man-made radiative forcing

What is the relative contribution of natural and made-made radiative forcing over the past few centuries? Using the Bergen climate model, including volcanic eruptions and variations in solar irradiance, researchers …

Course overview

The course provides the basis for understanding the underlying physical processes governing climate variations in the past, present, and future. It focuses on explaining the main external forcing mechanisms such …

Causes of Climate Change: The Radiative Forcing Concept

A radiative forcing is an energy imbalance imposed on the climate system either externally or by human activities (examples: changes in solar energy output, volcanic emissions, deliberate land modification, anthropogenic …

Introduction to man-made radiative forcing

In this video you will learn about the influence of human activity on climate, also called the man-made radiative forcing of climate. In particular you will learn that it is …

Orbital insolation, volcanism and sunspots

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution towards the end of the 1700s, human activity such as increased emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, changes in ozone and land use …