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Name
Karina von Schuckmann
Affiliation
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
City
Paris
Country
France

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Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics (4)

Publications Authored By Karina von Schuckmann

Global temperature is a useful metric for global climate that helps define the potential amplitude of slow climate feedbacks, such as ice sheet melt and sea level rise. Annual temperature in 2016, enhanced by the 2015-2016 El Nino, was +1.3 degC relative to 1880-1920. Read More

We use numerical climate simulations, paleoclimate data, and modern observations to study the effect of growing ice melt from Antarctica and Greenland. Meltwater tends to stabilize the ocean column, inducing amplifying feedbacks that increase subsurface ocean warming and ice shelf melting. Cold meltwater and induced dynamical effects cause ocean surface cooling in the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic, thus increasing Earth's energy imbalance and heat flux into most of the global ocean's surface. Read More

Global warming due to human-made gases, mainly CO2, is already 0.8{\deg}C and deleterious climate impacts are growing worldwide. More warming is 'in the pipeline' because Earth is out of energy balance, with absorbed solar energy exceeding planetary heat radiation. Read More

2011May
Affiliations: 1NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Earth Institute, 2NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Earth Institute, 3NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Earth Institute, 4Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Improving observations of ocean heat content show that Earth is absorbing more energy from the sun than it is radiating to space as heat, even during the recent solar minimum. The inferred planetary energy imbalance, 0.59 \pm 0. Read More