CERA project information for IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Second Assessment Report data sets

Acronym
IPCC-DDC_SAR
Name
IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Second Assessment Report data sets
Description
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. Projection of future trends for a number of key variables
are provided through this section of the DDC (http://ipcc-data.org/sim/gcm_clim/IS92A_SAR/ ).
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.
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Model experiments, also using IS92a forcing scenarios, were calculated at other modeling centres:
NCAR (http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/)
GFDL (http://www.gfdl.gov/ )
CCCma (http://www.cccma.ec.gc.ca/ )
CSIRO (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/ )
Hadley-Centre (http://www.metoffice.com/research/hadleycentre/index.html)
CCSR (http://ccsr.aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html )
DKRZ (http://www.dkrz.de/dkrz/intro_s )
MPI-M (http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/)
and more.