Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
31 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 31 Jul 2019

Holocene temperature response to external forcing: assessing the linear response and its spatial and temporal dependence

Lingfeng Wan, Zhengyu Liu, Jian Liu, Weiyi Sun, and Bin Liu
Short summary
The linearity of the climate response is strong on orbital and millennial scales throughout the Holocene but poor on the centennial and decadal scale. The regions of strong linear response on the millennial scale are mostly consistent with the orbital scale, notably western Eurasian, North Africa, the subtropical North Pacific, the tropical Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. This finding can improve our understanding of the regional climate response to various climate forcings.