The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Ben Kravitz, Alan Robock, Olivier Boucher, Hauke Schmidt, Karl E. Taylor, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, Michael Schulz

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Abstract

To evaluate the effects of stratospheric geoengineering with sulphate aerosols, we propose standard forcing scenarios to be applied to multiple climate models to compare their results and determine the robustness of their responses. Thus far, different modeling groups have used different forcing scenarios for both global warming and geoengineering, complicating the comparison of results. We recommend four experiments to explore the extent to which geoengineering might offset climate change projected in some of the Climate Model Intercomparison Project 5 experiments. These experiments focus on stratospheric aerosols, but future experiments under this framework may focus on different means of geoengineering. © 2011 Royal Meteorological Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-167
Number of pages6
JournalAtmospheric Science Letters
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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