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Title: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)\, Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions (DB1009)

Abstract

This database contains the results of various projections of the relation between future CO2 concentrations and future industrial emissions. These projections were contributed by groups from a number of countries as part of the scientific assessment for the report, "Radiative Forcing of Climate Change" (1994), issued by Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. There were three types of calculations: (1) forward projections, calculating the atmospheric CO2 concentrations resulting from specified emissions scenarios; (2) inverse calculations, determining the emission rates that would be required to achieve stabilization of CO2 concentrations via specified pathways; (3) impulse response function calculations, required for determining Global Warming Potentials. The projections were extrapolations of global carbon cycle models from pre-industrial times (starting at 1765) to 2100 or 2200 A.D. There were two aspects to the exercise: (1) an assessment of the uncertainty due to uncertainties regarding the current carbon budget, and (2) an assessment of the uncertainties arising from differences between models. To separate these effects, a set of standard conditions was used to explore inter-model differences and then a series of sensitivity studies was used to explore the consequences of current uncertainties in the carbon cycle.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
DB1009
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group 1); CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. (1988-2005)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1389375
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1009

Citation Formats

Enting, I. G., Wigley, M. L., and Heimann, M. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)\, Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions (DB1009). United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1009.
Enting, I. G., Wigley, M. L., & Heimann, M. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)\, Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions (DB1009). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1009.
Enting, I. G., Wigley, M. L., and Heimann, M. 1995. "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)\, Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions (DB1009)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1009. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389375. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1995
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