Ocean heat uptake processes: a model intercomparison

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Exarchou, Eleftheria; Kuhlbrodt, Till; Gregory, Jonathan M.; Smith, Robin S.;

We compare the quasi-equilibrium heat balances, as well as their responses to 4×CO2 perturbation, among three global climate models with the aim to identify and explain inter-model differences in ocean heat uptake (OHU) processes. We find that, in quasi-equilibrium, con... View more
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