Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2: An overview of GFDL Climate Model Results
http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/climate_dynamics/climate_impact_webpage.html

Thomas Knutson, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA


In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice written overview and images regarding changes in climate and oceans due to increased CO2.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Health Topics: Gases
Topics: Ocean, :Chemical ography, Climate, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources, Ocean:Physical OceanographyKeyword: Visualization