The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO
and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information, relevant
for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and option for
adaption and migration.
This project contains data sets from climate simulations with general circulation model.
These calculations are using different forcing scenarios based on emmision scenarios for
greenhouse gas and aerosols.
This information contained in either IS92 emission scenarios (IPCC 1992) or published
model studies using data from these scenarios. Six alternative IPCC scenarios (IS92a to f)
were published in the 1992 Supplementary Report to the IPCC Assessment.
These scenarios embodied a wide array of assumption affecting how future greenhouse gas
emissions might evolve in the absence of climate policies beyond those already adoped.
Model experiments, also using different forcing scenarios, were calculated at other
modeling centres. Leggett, J., W.J. Pepper and R.J. Swart, 1992: Emissio
ns Scenarios for IPCC: An Update. In: Climate Change 1992. The Supplementary Report to the
IPCC Scientific Assessment [Houghton, J.T., B.A. Callander and S.K. Varney (eds.)],
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 69-95.