A modified impulse-response representation of the global response to carbon dioxide emissions

Date: 16 June 2017

Projections of the response to anthropogenic emission scenarios, evaluation of some greenhouse gas metrics, and estimates of the social cost of carbon often require a simple model that links emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to atmospheric concentrations and global temperature changes. An essential requirement of such a model is to reproduce typical global surface temperature and atmospheric CO2 responses displayed by more complex Earth system models (ESMs) under a range of emission scenarios, as well as an ability to sample the range of ESM response in a transparent, accessible and reproducible form. Here we adapt the simple model of ...

Pierre Friedlingstein Richard J. Millar Zebedee R. Nicholls Myles R. Allen

Economics of Sustainability

A modified impulse-response representation of the global response to carbon dioxide emissions


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Millar, R.J., Nicholls, Z.R., Friedlingstein, P. & Allen, M.R. (2016). 'A modified impulse-response representation of the global response to carbon dioxide emissions'. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 17, 7213-7228.


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