CO2-induced change in a coupled ocean-atmosphere model and its paleoclimatic implications.

S. Manabe, K. Bryan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

204 Scopus citations


The climatic effects of very large changes of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere are explored using a general circulation model of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system. As a simplification the model has an annual mean insolation and a highly idealized geography. A series of climatic equilibria are obtained for cases with 0.5, 1 square root 2; 1,2,4, and 8 times the present CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. The results from these six numerical experiments indicate the climatic signatures of large CO2 changes in the atmosphere and in the abyssal and surface waters of the ocean.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11,689-11,707
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC6
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


Dive into the research topics of 'CO2-induced change in a coupled ocean-atmosphere model and its paleoclimatic implications.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this