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The SSP greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions to 2500

Malte Meinshausen, Zebedee Nicholls, Jared Lewis, Matthew J Gidden, Elisabeth Vogel, Mandy Freund, Urs Beyerle, Claudia Gessner, Alexander Nauels, Nico Bauer, Joseph G Canadell, John S Daniel, Andrew John, Paul Krummel, Gunnar Luderer, Nicolai Meinshausen, Stephen A Montzka, Peter Rayner, Stefan Reimann, Steven J Smith Show all

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Abstract. Anthropogenic increases of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are the main driver of current and future climate change. The Integrated Assessment community quantified anthropogenic emissions for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) scenarios, each of which represents a different future socio-economic projection and political environment. Here, we provide the greenhouse gas concentration for these SSP scenarios – using the reduced complexity climate-carbon cycle model MAGICC7.0. We extend historical, observationally-based concentration data with SSP concentration projections from 2015 to 2500 for 43 greenhouse gases with monthly and latitudinal resolution. CO2 concentratio..

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