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In: Lamb, H. (convener) Proceedings of the WHO/IAHAP symposium on long· term climatic fluctuations, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, p. 105·118. , 1971. Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology. Quaternary Research, 1: 419·449. , 1986. Modeling as a means of studying the climate system. S. Dept. 57-79. , 1985. Indian-Atlantic transfer of thermocline water at the Agulhas retroflection, Science, 227~ 1030-1033. B. , 1980. Greenland ice sheet evidence of post-glacial volcanism and its climatic impact, Nature, 288: 230-235.

In this way increasing CO 2 leads to decreasing equator-pole thermal difference; H20 tends to increase it. This difference controls the intensity of both the tropical (Hadley) cell and the extratropical (Ferrel) cell of the atmospheric circulation. Such a joint operation does not allow a simple estimate of the impact of the increase of both gases on circulation and climate without using complex, interactive general circulation models. External triggers of such dramatic changes in the composition of the atmosphere have been proposed earlier (Flohn, 1984): a cluster (or longer absence) of heavy volcanic eruptions of the explosive type, or a surge of heavy shelf-ice from the Antarctic or the Arctic (Denton and Hughes, 1981).

1971. Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology. Quaternary Research, 1: 419·449. , 1986. Modeling as a means of studying the climate system. S. Dept. 57-79. , 1985. Indian-Atlantic transfer of thermocline water at the Agulhas retroflection, Science, 227~ 1030-1033. B. , 1980. Greenland ice sheet evidence of post-glacial volcanism and its climatic impact, Nature, 288: 230-235. E. and Takahashi, T. (eds), 1984. Climate processes and climate sensitivity, Geophys. Monogr. 29, Amer. Geophys. Union, 368pp.

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