Abrupt Climatic Change: Evidence and Implications by W.H. Berger, L.D. Labeyrie PDF

By W.H. Berger, L.D. Labeyrie

ISBN-10: 9400939930

ISBN-13: 9789400939936

ISBN-10: 9401082723

ISBN-13: 9789401082723

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For stations situated between 50 0 N and 60 o N, the main change is observed around 1900 (Fig. 2). Stations situated between 40 0 N and 50 0 N exhibit the main change to a warmer climate later on, around 1925 (Fig. 3). For all these latitudes, we are still experiencing this long-term warm climate now. In fact, this change towards a warming is observed everywhere except in low latitudes where the long-term climate is steady and only short-term fluctuations are present (Fig. 4). Although it is not the purpose of this paper to discuss the cause(s) of the detected warming and of the early 20th century continuity break, the following remarks must be made.

05 significance levels. The test does not clearly single out any of the climatic changes as an abrupt change. -1 -1 ('I.. P. Figure 6. Lower part: Basic chronology of the isotope record MD73004 (Ll group) (Duplessy, unpublished). 05 significance levels. The test does not clearly single out any of the climatic changes as an abrupt change. P. Figure 7. Lower part: Basic chronology of the isotope record RCll120 (L2 group) (Shackleton, 1977). Upper part: Values based on the sequential version of the Mann-Kendall test.

Before discussing any property of the climate system or how a climatic change can arise, it is useful to define the terms used in this 31 w. H. Berger and L. D. ). Abrupt Climatic Change. 31-45. © 1987 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. 32 context. Let us begin with a general definition of climate and weather (Lamb, 1972, chap. I and Berger, 1981): Climate may be understood as "the sum total of the weather experienced at a place in the course of the years and over the years. It comprises not only those conditions that can obviously be described as normal but also the extremes and all the variations".

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