Journal article

The shared socio-economic pathway (SSP) greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions to 2500

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

Geoscientific Model Development | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2020


Abstract. Anthropogenic increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are the main driver of current and future climate change. The integrated assessment community has quantified anthropogenic emissions for the shared socio-economic pathway (SSP) scenarios, each of which represents a different future socio-economic projection and political environment. Here, we provide the greenhouse gas concentrations 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 concent..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the Australian Research Council (grant no. FT130100809).