May 1, 2005

Detecting and Attributing External Influences on the Climate System: A Review of Recent Advances

Tim Barnett
AMS Journal of Climate
  • Reviews recent research that assesses evidence for the detection of anthropogenic and natural external influences on the climate
  • States that externally driven climate change has been detected by a number of investigators in independent data covering many parts of the climate system, including surface temperature on global and large regional scales, ocean heat content, atmospheric circulation, and variables of the free atmosphere, such as atmospheric temperature and tropopause height