Hemispheric asymmetries and the role of the Southern Hemisphere in global climatic change

A. Henderson-Sellers

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Abstract

Argues that global climate may be considered as a function of albedo. Calculation of hemispherical albedoes is indicated. The southern hemisphere currently reflects away a larger portion of the solar radiation incident upon it compared with the northern hemisphere, a direct result of the position and glaciated state of Antarctica. The southern hemisphere's climatic response to any perturbations is apparently much weaker than that of the northern hemisphere. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-374
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Volume76
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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