Extreme Sensitivity and Climate Tipping Points

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A new TiPES article was published in Journal of statistical Physics written by TiPES researchers Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter) and Anna S. von der Heydt (Utrecht University).  

In the article they demonstrate that both state-dependence and the presence of tipping points produce signatures in the distribution of instantaneous and generalized (two-point) equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). This measure is widely used to estimate expected future global warming but that is still poorly quantified. Peter and Anna find signatures of state-dependence and multistability originating from dependence of both albedo and emissivity on temperature in a global energy balance, and a more complex climate model.

The full article can be found here

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