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Volume 14, issue 6
Clim. Past, 14, 825–856, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-825-2018
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Clim. Past, 14, 825–856, 2018
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Research article 18 Jun 2018

Research article | 18 Jun 2018

On the mechanisms of warming the mid-Pliocene and the inference of a hierarchy of climate sensitivities with relevance to the understanding of climate futures

Deepak Chandan and W. Richard Peltier

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We infer the physical mechanisms by which the mid-Pliocene could have sustained a warm climate. We also provide a mid-Pliocene perspective on a range of climate sensitivities applicable on several timescales. Warming inferred on the basis of these sensitivity parameters is compared to forecasted levels of warming. This leads us to conclude that projections for 300–500 years into the future underestimate the potential for warming because they do not account for long-timescale feedback processes.
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