Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Model description paper
18 Jun 2018
Model description paper |  | 18 Jun 2018

FAIR v1.3: a simple emissions-based impulse response and carbon cycle model

Christopher J. Smith, Piers M. Forster, Myles Allen, Nicholas Leach, Richard J. Millar, Giovanni A. Passerello, and Leighton A. Regayre

Model code and software

FAIR - Finite Amplitude Impulse Response Model (multi-forcing version) C. Smith, R. Millar, Z. Nicholls, M. Allen, P. Forster, N. Leach, G. Passerello, and L. Regayre

Oxford Martin School Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative OMS

Short summary
FAIR v1.3 is a simple Python-based climate model emulator. It takes emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosol and ozone precursors to calculate radiative forcing and temperature change. It includes a simple representation of carbon cycle feedbacks due to temperature and accumulated carbon uptake. Large ensembles can be run with minimal computational expense for any user-specified emissions pathway. We produce such an ensemble using the RCP emissions datasets.