GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Climate Change

Much of the work of the laboratory is directed towards improving projections of climate change on the time scale of decades to centuries based on scenarios of carbon emissions, sulfur emissions, land use changes, and other anthropogenic (human-caused) forcing agents. Closely related work focuses on the attribution of observed climate change to various forcing agents, both anthropogenic and natural.

Arctic ice trendsArctic Sea Ice Trends and Extremes
Hydrological cycle and atmospheric circulationHydrological Cycle and Atmospheric Circulation
Future carbon uptakeFuture Carbon Uptake
Transient and equilibrium climate sensitivityTransient and Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity
Projections for AR5Projections for AR5
Transient and equilibrium climate sensitivityClimate Change and the Hydrologic Cycle