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The probability of rapid climate change

Challenor, P. (2004) The probability of rapid climate change Significance, 1, (4), pp. 155-158.

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If you look at a map of the air temperature of the surface of the Earth, you will see that North West Europe, including the UK, is warmer than Alaska, which is at the same latitude but on the Pacific rather than Atlantic Ocean. At school you were probably told that this was because of the Gulf Stream. However, there is a very similar current in the Pacific—the Kuroshio—which takes warm water north past Japan and then out into the Atlantic. Peter Challenor asks: What is the unique feature of the Atlantic that keeps us warm and could it change in the next few years?

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: rapid climate change, SACCO, emulators, uncertainty


Local EPrints ID: 12436
ISSN: 1740-9705
PURE UUID: e31dae38-b5fe-4665-a840-d1e45030fa6f

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Date deposited: 30 Nov 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:03

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Author: P. Challenor

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