Comment on "Ocean heat content and Earth's radiation imbalance. II. Relation to climate shifts"

Nuccitelli, Dana, Way, Robert, Painting, Rob, Church, John and Cook, John (2012) Comment on "Ocean heat content and Earth's radiation imbalance. II. Relation to climate shifts". Physics Letters A, 376 45: 3466-3468. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2012.10.010


Author Nuccitelli, Dana
Way, Robert
Painting, Rob
Church, John
Cook, John
Title Comment on "Ocean heat content and Earth's radiation imbalance. II. Relation to climate shifts"
Journal name Physics Letters A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0375-9601
1873-2429
Publication date 2012-10
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.physleta.2012.10.010
Volume 376
Issue 45
Start page 3466
End page 3468
Total pages 3
Place of publication Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A recent paper by Douglass and Knox (hereafter DK12) states that the global flux imbalance between 2002 and 2008 was approximately -0.03±0.06 W/m 2, from which they concluded the CO 2 forcing feedback is negative. However, DK12 only consider the ocean heat content (OHC) increase from 0 to 700 meters, neglecting the OHC increase at greater depths. Here we include OHC data to a depth of 2000 meters and demonstrate this data explains the majority of the discrepancies between DK12 and previous works, and that the current global flux imbalance is consistent with continued anthropogenic climate change.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Global Change Institute Publications
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