Mar 26, 2018

EEE 2016: CMIP5 Model-based Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Highly Anomalous Arctic Warmth During November–December 2016

by
Jonghun Kam, Thomas R. Knutson, Fanrong Zeng, and Andrew T. Wittenberg
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Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main finding:

According to CMIP5 simulations, the highly anomalous Arctic warmth during November–December 2016, as estimated in five observed datasets, most likely would not have been possible without anthropogenic forcing.


Larger report:

EEE 2016 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective