Without any doubt, ice sheets affect climate in many ways. Here we only consider processes that act on a large scale and therefore have an impact on the global climate system. More specifically, we will discuss how the growth and decay of ice sheets perturbs the global energy budget, how the albedo feedback makes the climate system more sensitive and may lead to the existence of more than one equilibrium state for given external forcing, and how the dynamics of ocean and atmosphere may be affected by the presence of large ice sheets.
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- How Ice Sheets Affect Climate
C. J. van der Veen
- Springer Netherlands