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Anthropogenic warming of central England temperature

Authors

  • David J. Karoly,

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    1. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072, USA
    • School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072-7307, USA.
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  • Peter A. Stott

    1. Met Office, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (Reading Unit), Meteorology Building, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6BB, UK
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Abstract

The variability of central England temperature (CET) at inter annual, decadal and 50-year time scales, as simulated by the HadCM3 model, agrees well with its observed variability over the period 1700–1900. The observed warming in annual-mean CET of about 1.0 °C since 1950 is very unlikely to be due to natural climate variations and is consistent with the response to anthropogenic (ANT) forcing, demonstrating a significant human influence on this warming. © Crown Copyright 2006. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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