Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Model experiment description paper
06 Feb 2019
Model experiment description paper |  | 06 Feb 2019

Limitations of the 1 % experiment as the benchmark idealized experiment for carbon cycle intercomparison in C4MIP

Andrew Hugh MacDougall

Model code and software

Archive of Univserity of Victoria Earth System Model Code A. J. Weaver and M. Eby

Short summary
The 1 % per year exponential change in CO2 concentration experiment is an idealized climate change scenario that has traditionally been used to facilitate comparison of different climate models and to create benchmark statistics. Here, we examine the limitations of this experiment for assessing the global carbon cycle and propose an alternative idealized experiment.