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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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'Working Group 3'WGIII
'Working Group I'WGI
'Working Group II'WGII
'Working Group III'WGIII
'Working Group1'WGI
'Working Group2'WGII
2000Rubisco activase constrains the photosynthetic potential of leaves at high temperature and CO2
2021Full report IPCC, 2021: Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis (AR6)
Accumulated Cyclone EnergyACE
aircraft induced cloudinessAIC
aircraft-induced cloudinessAIC
aviation induced cloudinessAIC
Chang and Coakley 2007Relationships between Marine Stratus Cloud Optical Depth and Temperature: Inferences from AVHRR Observations.
Chen et al. 2007Spectral signatures of climate change in the Earth's infrared spectrum between 1970 and 2006.
CO2 sequestrationCarbon sequestration
Gutjahr et al. 2017Very large release of mostly volcanic carbon during the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum
Hurricane Destruction PotentialACE
Kwok et al. 2009Thinning and volume loss of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover: 2003–2008.
Manabe & Möller 1961On the radiative equilibrium and heat balance of the atmosphere
Neukom et al. (2014)Inter-hemispheric temperature variability over the past millennium
Neukom et al. 2014Inter-hemispheric temperature variability over the past millennium
nitrogen dioxideNitrogen dioxide (NO2)
Peng et al. 2004Rice yields decline with higher night temperature from global warming
Rubino et al. (2016)Low atmospheric CO2 levels during the Little Ice Age due to cooling-induced terrestrial uptake
Rubino et al. 2016Low atmospheric CO2 levels during the Little Ice Age due to cooling-induced terrestrial uptake
Stowasser et al. 2006Relationship between Shortwave Cloud Radiative Forcing and Local Meteorological Variables Compared in Observations and Several Global Climate Models.
Tang & Chen (2013)Global glaciations and atmospheric change at ca. 2.3 Ga
Tang and Chen (2013)Global glaciations and atmospheric change at ca. 2.3 Ga
WAIS Divide Project Members 2015Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age
warmingHeat transfer
?gretmen et al. 2020Deep Thermohaline Circulation Across the Closure of the Central American Seaway
2014 paper by Michael Raupach and othersSharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions
8.2ka event8.2ka event
Abrupt climate changeAbrupt climate change
Absolute Global Warming PotentialAGWP
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