The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561708
Title:
The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)
Authors:
Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Boucher, Olivier; Schmidt, Hauke; Taylor, Karl E.; Stenchikov, Georgiy L. ( 0000-0001-9033-4925 ) ; Schulz, Michael
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.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Atmospheric Science Letters
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2011
DOI:
10.1002/asl.316
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1530261X
Sponsors:
We thank Bjorn Stevens, Drew Shindell, Jerry Meehl, Ron Stouffer, Andy Jones, Jim Haywood, Phil Rasch, and Marco Giorgetta for their suggestions in improving this document and the outlined scenarios therein. We also thank the reviewers for their thorough, helpful comments. This document also benefited from extensive discussion with attendees of the Strategic Workshop on Geoengineering Research, Hamburg, Germany, 25-26 November 2009, and subsequent discussions with researchers from the IMPLICC project. We thank Luke Oman and Allison Marquardt for their past work on and assistance with our research. The work of B. Kravitz, A. Robock, and G. Stenchikov is supported by NSF grant ATM-0730452. The work of O. Boucher is supported by DECC/Defra Integrated Climate Programme (GA01101). The work of H. Schmidt and M. Schulz is supported by the European Commission within the FP7 project IMPLICC. K. E. Taylor's contribution was supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Global and Regional Climate Modeling Program, and this work was performed under the auspices of the DOE at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
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dc.contributor.authorKravitz, Benen
dc.contributor.authorRobock, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorBoucher, Olivieren
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Haukeen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Karl E.en
dc.contributor.authorStenchikov, Georgiy L.en
dc.contributor.authorSchulz, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:02:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:02:49Zen
dc.date.issued2011-01-31en
dc.identifier.issn1530261Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asl.316en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561708en
dc.description.abstractTo 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.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Bjorn Stevens, Drew Shindell, Jerry Meehl, Ron Stouffer, Andy Jones, Jim Haywood, Phil Rasch, and Marco Giorgetta for their suggestions in improving this document and the outlined scenarios therein. We also thank the reviewers for their thorough, helpful comments. This document also benefited from extensive discussion with attendees of the Strategic Workshop on Geoengineering Research, Hamburg, Germany, 25-26 November 2009, and subsequent discussions with researchers from the IMPLICC project. We thank Luke Oman and Allison Marquardt for their past work on and assistance with our research. The work of B. Kravitz, A. Robock, and G. Stenchikov is supported by NSF grant ATM-0730452. The work of O. Boucher is supported by DECC/Defra Integrated Climate Programme (GA01101). The work of H. Schmidt and M. Schulz is supported by the European Commission within the FP7 project IMPLICC. K. E. Taylor's contribution was supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Global and Regional Climate Modeling Program, and this work was performed under the auspices of the DOE at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectClimate modelingen
dc.subjectCMIP5en
dc.subjectGeoengineeringen
dc.subjectModel evaluationen
dc.subjectMonsoonen
dc.subjectSRMen
dc.titleThe Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalAtmospheric Science Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionRutgers State Univ, Dept Environm Sci, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionMet Off Hadley Ctr, Exeter, Devon, Englanden
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Inst Meteorol, Hamburg, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionLawrence Livermore Natl Lab, Program Climate Model Diag & Intercomparison, Livermore, CA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionLab Sci Climat & Environm, Gif Sur Yvette, Franceen
kaust.authorStenchikov, Georgiy L.en
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