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Latitudinal variability of the dynamic linkage between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations : Latitudinal variability
- Triacca, Umberto, Di Iorio, Francesca
- Theoretical and applied climatology 2019 v.136 no.3-4 pp. 1001-1007
- carbon dioxide, latitude, models, temperature, Arctic region
- In this paper, a novel data-driven approach is used to investigate the presence of spatial differences in the dynamic linkage between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. This linkage seems to be latitude dependent. The main findings of the study are as follows. In the latitude belts surrounding the equator (0°− 24° N and 0°− 24° S), the link seems very similar. On the opposite, the patterns of the temperature CO₂ link in the Arctic is very distant from those concerning the equatorial regions and other latitude bands in the South Hemisphere. This big distance is consistent with the so-called Arctic amplification phenomenon. Further, it is important to underline that this observational data-based analysis provides an independent statistical confirmation of the results from global circulation modelling.