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Estimate global temperature increase from solar forcing

  1. Nov 17, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    using a climate sensitivity of 0.5K per watt per square meter, estimate how much of the .9 c global temperature increase since 1900 could be due to solar forcing who value is the range of .06 to .24 w/m2

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    .5 x .06 = .03
    .5 x .24 = .12

    Im not sure If I am on the right track
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  3. Nov 17, 2013 #2


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    Yes, I believe that's all that's needed, but always include units. Maybe you are expected to represent the answer as a percentage?
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