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These runs include a representation of the forcing by long-lived greenhouse gases, stratospheric and tropospheric ozone changes, the direct radiative effects of anthropogenic sulfate and volcanic aerosols, and solar irradiance changes. Indirect aerosol effects and the effects of trends in carbonaceous aerosols were not included. This study concluded that the model results were more consistent with the observed MSU2 temperatures from the RSS study, and also that the model fingerprint of temperature change was “detected” at the 5% significance level in both RSS and UAH cases if the natural variability from the PCM model was used to determine the “noise” in the model signature.
One of the limitations of PPEM is that the set of the perturbed parameters is chosen by expert opinion and this may omit key model parameters. Another important limitation is that parameters are tested one by one and their synergetic effect on the climate sensitivity is not considered. And computer power still remains a major limiting factor for this kind of “massive” experiment. However, if it is possible to eliminate most of the shortcomings and use it for many GCMs, PPEM should give some very useful insights on GCMs and their climate sensitivities.