The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


ESS
Definition: (Aka Earth system sensitivity)

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, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosols to feed back into the temperature response.


Please note that this site is still under construction.
If you spot any errors, please use the box below to let me know.

E-Mail: