Strong remote control of future equatorial warming by off-equatorial forcing


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 13 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0667-6

The relative roles of local and remote processes in determining equatorial warming are still debated. Model simulations show that coupled feedbacks strongly damp the equatorial surface temperature response to local equatorial forcing, while amplifying the response to remote off-equatorial forcing.