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Title Exploring the linearity of the climate response to external forcing
Abstract We investigate the linearity of the response of an energy balance model of the climate system to chages in model parameters for various radiative forcing scenarios. On 50 year timescales the model response is largely linear. The response is non-linear in the small region of parameter space covering low climate sensitivities and ocean heat uptake rates. The linearity of the response of this simple model supports a fundamental assumption used in making predictions of climate change: the response of the climate system is of low dimension.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2002-005. 2002. raltr-2002005.pdf 2002