Volume : VII, Issue : X, October - 2017

The Global Surface Temperature Anomaly Time Series and Attribution

Leonard J. Pietrafesa, Colin Gallagher

Abstract :

 We study global surface temperatures from 1850 to 2016 via an empirical, mathematical methodology. Our study reveals internal modes of variability, periods of cooling and warming, both in the ocean and the atmosphere over land, ranging from seasonal to annual to inter–annual to multi–year to decadal to multi–decadal to centennial and overall warming trends. The oceanic rate of warming is less than two thirds of that of the atmosphere. By employing a mathematical methodology well known in ergonomics, this study causally links the upward rise in planetary surface temperature from the latter part of the 19th Century and into the 21st Century, to the contemporaneous upward rise in fossil fuel burning and suggests that if present fossil fuel burning is not curtailed there will be continued warming of the planet in the future.

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Leonard J. Pietrafesa, Colin Gallagher, The Global Surface Temperature Anomaly Time Series and Attribution, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-10 | October-2017


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