Jan 27, 1997

Multi-fingerprint detection and attribution analysis of greenhouse gas, greenhouse gas-plus-aerosol and solar forced climate change

G. C. Hegerl, K. Hasselmann, U. Cubasch, J. F. B. Mitchell, E. Roeckner, R. Voss, J. Waszkewitz
Climate Dynamics
  • Applies a multi-fingerprint analysis to the detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change
  • Considers three climate change signals: simulations forced with greenhouse gases alone, greenhouse gases plus aerosols, and changes in solar radiation
  • Results show that the observed climate change is consistent with a combined greenhouse gas and aerosol forcing, but inconsistent with greenhouse gas or solar forcing alone