The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Earth system sensitivity
Definition: (Aka ESS)

Gavin Schmidt's preferred term for what James Hansen calls long term sensitivity, a value for climate sensitivity which — in contrast to Charney sensitivity — allows land surface, ice sheets, and atmospheric chemistry and aerosols to feed back on the temperature response.


It seems to be catching on.
It seems to be catching on.



Notes:
1. Click here to find out why Schmidt wants to change this nomenclature.


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