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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 1037-1048, 2017
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Research article
18 Aug 2017
Atmospheric circulation and hydroclimate impacts of alternative warming scenarios for the Eocene
Henrik Carlson and Rodrigo Caballero
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of Carlson and Caballero', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Initial response to referee #1', Henrik Carlson, 30 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Fascinating overall study, but almost ignoring the elephant in the room when it comes to vegetation change', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Initial response to referee #2', Henrik Carlson, 04 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 May 2017) by Arne Winguth  
AR by Henrik Carlson on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Jul 2017) by Arne Winguth  
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Short summary
Climate models are able to simulate the surface temperature of the early Eocene as reconstructed from paleoclimatology data, but only by using extremely high CO2 concentrations or clouds that are more transparent to solar radiation. We explore the potential for distinguishing among these two forcing agents via their impact on regional climate. Better constraining the radiative forcing that led to Eocene warmth has important implications for understanding Earth's climate sensitivity.
Climate models are able to simulate the surface temperature of the early Eocene as reconstructed...