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IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO und 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/SRES_TAR ).
This information contained in either IS92 emission scenarios (IPCC 1992), the Special
Report on Emission Scenarios (IPCC 2000, SRES) 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.
The SRES scenarios have been constructed to explore future developments
in the global enviromental with special reference to the production of greenhouse gases
and aerosol precursor emission.
A set of four scenario families (A1, A2, B1, B2) have been developed that each of this
storylines describes one possible demographic, polito-economic, societal and technological
future. Model experiments, also using different forcing scenarios, were calculated
at other modeling centres.
Emissions Scenarios. 2000 ,Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Rob Swart (Eds.)
Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 570