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INTERHEMISPHERIC ASYMMETRY IN GLOBAL WARMING

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Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:30

Friday January 26, 2018. 1:30 PM.

Interhemispheric Asymmetry In Global Warming.  Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University. Sponsored  by Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Refreshments will be served at 1:15PM. More information here. pdf Flyer attached here (370 KB) .  Note: This seminar is part of a two-seminar event, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Ohio State, will also be speaking at 3:00 PM.  More information here.

ABSTRACT:

As the concentration of greenhouse gas increases in the atmosphere, temperature increases at the earth surface. In the Northern Hemisphere, the magnitude of the warming increases with increasing latitude and is at a maximum in the Arctic Ocean. In the Southern Hemisphere, the warming is absent in the Antarctic Ocean. This is what happened in the numerical experiment conducted at GFDL almost 30 years ago.

The geographical pattern of global warming described above appears to be broadly consistent with the pattern of surface temperature change that have been observed during the last several decades. Here, I would like to discuss the role of ocean in delaying global warming particularly in the circumpolar ocean of the Southern Hemisphere.  

 

Location  Room 101 Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, 61 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901