Geophysical Research Letters
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A dynamical model, developed to account for the observed major variations of global ice mass and atmospheric CO2 during the late Cenozoic, is used to provide a quantitative demonstration of the possibility that the anthropogenically-forced increase of atmospheric CO2, if maintained over a long period of time (perhaps by tectonic forcing), could displace the climatic system from an unstable regime of oscillating ice ages into a more stable regime representative of the pre-Pleistocene. This stable regime is characterized by orbitally-forced oscillations that are of much weaker amplitude than prevailed during the Pleistocene.
Saltzman, Barry; Maasch, Kirk A.; and Verbitsky, Mikhail Ya., "Possible Effects of Anthropogenically-Increased CO2 on the Dynamics of Climate: Implications for Ice-Age Cycles" (1993). Earth Science Faculty Scholarship. 69.
Saltzman, B, Maasch, KA, and Verbitsky, MY, 1993, Possible Effects of Anthropogenically-Increased Co2 on the Dynamics of Climate: Implications for Ice-Age Cycles: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 20, p. 1051-1054. To view the published open abstract, go to http://dx.doi.org and enter the DOI.
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