17.07.2017

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Visioni, Daniele; et al. (2017): Sulfate Geoengineering Impact on Methane Transport and Lifetime. Results from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

" Sulfate geoengineering, made by sustained injection of SO2 in the tropical lower stratosphere, may impact the CH4 abundance through several photochemical mechanisms affecting tropospheric OH and hence the methane lifetime."

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02.06.2017

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Zhao, Liyun; et al. (2017): Glacier evolution in high-mountain Asia under stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering

Zhao, Liyun; Yang, Yi; Cheng, Wei; Ji, Duoying; Moore, John C. (2017): Glacier evolution in high-mountain Asia under stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17 (11), S. 6547–6564. DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-6547-2017 

"We examine this hypothesis for the glaciers in high-mountain Asia using a glacier mass balance model driven by climate simulations from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). The G3 and G4 schemes specify use of stratospheric sulfate aerosols to reduce the radiative forcing under the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 scenario for the 50 years between 2020 and 2069, and for a further 20 years after termination of geoengineering. We estimate and compare glacier volume loss for every glacier in the region using a glacier model based on surface mass balance parameterization under climate projections from three Earth system models under G3, five models under G4, and six models under RCP4.5 and RCP8.5."

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11.05.2017

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Hong, Yu; et al. (2017): Impact of the GeoMIP G1 sunshade geoengineering experiment on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

Hong, Yu; Moore, John C.; Jevrejeva, Svetlana; Ji, Duoying; Phipps, Steven J.; Lenton, Andrew et al. (2017): Impact of the GeoMIP G1 sunshade geoengineering experiment on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (3). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5fb8

"We analyze the multi-earth system model responses of ocean temperatures and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) under an idealized solar radiation management scenario (G1) from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project. All models simulate warming of the northern North Atlantic relative to no geoengineering, despite geoengineering substantially offsetting the increases in mean global ocean temperatures. Increases in the temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean at the surface (~0.25 K) and at a depth of 500 m (~0.10 K) are mainly due to a 10 Wm−2 reduction of total heat flux from ocean to atmosphere."

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16.01.2017

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Gabriel, Corey J.; et al. (2017): The G4Foam Experiment. Global climate impacts of regional ocean albedo modification

Gabriel, Corey J.; Robock, Alan; Xia, Lili; Zambri, Brian; Kravitz, Ben (2017): The G4Foam Experiment. Global climate impacts of regional ocean albedo modification. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17 (1), S. 595–613. DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-595-2017.

"Here we present the results of climate model simulations of a unique Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Testbed experiment to investigate the benefits and risks of a scheme that would brighten certain oceanic regions. The National Center for Atmospheric Research CESM CAM4-Chem global climate model was modified to simulate a scheme in which the albedo of the ocean surface is increased over the subtropical ocean gyres in the Southern Hemisphere."

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16.01.2017

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2017): Understanding How Climate Engineering Can Offset Climate Change. Sixth Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project; Oslo, Norway, 21–22 June 2016

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Kristjánsson, Jón (2017): Understanding How Climate Engineering Can Offset Climate Change. Sixth Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project; Oslo, Norway, 21–22 June 2016. In: Eos. DOI: 10.1029/2016EO005279.

"Participants at a meeting in Oslo, Norway, presented new developments in modeling and simulating climate engineering approaches, including stratospheric aerosols, marine cloud brightening, cirrus thinning, and land and ocean brightening."

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01.09.2016

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Davis, Nicholas A.; et al. (2016): Changes in the width of the tropical belt due to simple radiative forcing changes in the GeoMIP simulations

Davis, Nicholas A.; Seidel, Dian J.; Birner, Thomas; Davis, Sean M.; Tilmes, Simone (2016): Changes in the width of the tropical belt due to simple radiative forcing changes in the GeoMIP simulations. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (15), pp. 10083–10095. DOI 10.5194/acp-16-10083-2016.

"To shed light on robust processes associated with tropical expansion, here we examine how the tropical belt width, as measured by the Hadley cell edges, responds to simplified forcings in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). The tropical belt expands in response to a quadrupling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and contracts in response to a reduction in the solar constant, with a range of a factor of 3 in the response among nine models."

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07.03.2016

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Ferraro, Angus J.; Griffiths, Hannah G. (2016): Quantifying the temperature-independent effect of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on global-mean precipitation in a multi-model ensemble

"We demonstrate here that stratospheric sulphate aerosol itself also acts to reduce global-mean precipitation independent of its effects on temperature. The temperature-independent effect of stratospheric aerosol geoenginering on global-mean precipitation is calculated by removing temperature-dependent effects from climate model simulations of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)."

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19.02.2016

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2016): New Paths in Geoengineering

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Tilmes, Simone (2016): New Paths in Geoengineering. In Eos 97. DOI 10.1029/2016EO045915.

Meeting report: "National Center for Atmospheric Research Fifth Annual Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Workshop and Early Career Summer School; Boulder, Colorado, 20–24 July 2015"

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28.10.2015

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Kravitz, B.; et al. (2015): The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6). Simulation design and preliminary results

Kravitz, B.; Robock, A.; Tilmes, S.; Boucher, O.; English, J. M.; Irvine, P. J. et al. (2015): The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6). Simulation design and preliminary results. In Geosci. Model Dev. 8 (10), pp. 3379–3392. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-3379-2015 

"We present a suite of new climate model experiment designs for the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). This set of experiments, named GeoMIP6 (to be consistent with the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6), builds on the previous GeoMIP project simulations, and has been expanded to address several further important topics, including key uncertainties in extreme events, the use of geoengineering as part of a portfolio of responses to climate change, and the relatively new idea of cirrus cloud thinning to allow more longwave radiation to escape to space."

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28.10.2015

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Gabriel, C. J.; Robock, Alan (2015): Stratospheric geoengineering impacts on El Niño/Southern Oscillation

Gabriel, C. J.; Robock, Alan (2015): Stratospheric geoengineering impacts on El Niño/Southern Oscillation. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 (20), pp. 11949–11966. DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-11949-2015 

"To examine the impact of proposed stratospheric geoengineering schemes on the amplitude and frequency of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variations we examine climate model simulations from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G1–G4 experiments. Here we compare tropical Pacific behavior under anthropogenic global warming (AGW) using several scenarios: an instantaneous quadrupling of the atmosphere's CO2 concentration, a 1 % annual increase in CO2 concentration, and the representative concentration pathway resulting in 4.5 W m−2 radiative forcing at the end of the 21st century, the Representative Concentration Pathway 4.5 scenario, with that under G1–G4 and under historical model simulations."

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