Observed changes in top-of-the-atmosphere radiation and upper-ocean heating consistent within uncertainty

by Norman G. Loeb, John M. Lyman, Gregory C. Johnson, Richard P. Allan, David R. Doelling, Takmeng Wong, Brian J. Soden, and Graeme L. Stephens

Nature Geoscience

in press, doi:10.1038/ngeo1375

ABSTRACT:  Global climate change results from a small yet persistent imbalance between the amount of sunlight absorbed by Earth and the thermal radiation emitted back to space1. [more]