Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1649-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1649-2020
Data description paper
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16 Jul 2020
Data description paper |  | 16 Jul 2020

Radiative forcing of climate change from the Copernicus reanalysis of atmospheric composition

Nicolas Bellouin, Will Davies, Keith P. Shine, Johannes Quaas, Johannes Mülmenstädt, Piers M. Forster, Chris Smith, Lindsay Lee, Leighton Regayre, Guy Brasseur, Natalia Sudarchikova, Idir Bouarar, Olivier Boucher, and Gunnar Myhre

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Quantifying the imbalance in the Earth's energy budget caused by human activities is important to understand and predict climate changes. This study presents new estimates of the imbalance caused by changes in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and particles of pollution. Over the period 2003–2017, the overall imbalance has been positive, indicating that the climate system has gained energy and will warm further.