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What is technically wrong with Wijngaarden & Happer's paper claiming to show that CO2's contribution to surface warming is saturated?

To answer the original question about CO2 saturation, I'll describe spectral absorption. Each gas in the atmosphere absorbs light at specific wavelengths, and some wavelengths are absorbed more than ...
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Bias correction of CMIP6 projections

It depends on your goal. So, you should ask yourself first which variables you're studying, what you're doing with them, and which kind of questions you want to ask afterwards. In general, CMIP6 data ...
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Effective Radiative Forcing of Aviation Soot: Time Period Considered

Soot is like water vapour in that its has a very short atmospheric lifetime, so its forcing is not cumulative that way CO2 is. There is no need to specify a time period for the contribution from ...
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If salinity affects density more than temperature, why is there a surface current in the N. Atlantic by equatorial regions where the water is saltier?

In practice in the ocean, density is dominated by temperature, not salinity because the range of salinity is relatively small compared to the range of temperature. That wouldn't apply with the ...
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What are the differences between 'Amon' and 'Emon' Table IDs in CMIP6?

The miptable Emon is the extended variable list, which is basically there to stop the large number of more niche, rarely-used ...
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What would be effects if sun was smaller, but had same mass?

The power output of the sun is given by the Stefan-Boltzman equation: $$P = \sigma T^4 A$$ where $\sigma$ is Stefan-Boltzman constant, T is the temperature, and A is the surface area. The surface area ...
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