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


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Dec 2018) by Julia Hargreaves
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (07 Jan 2019) by Julia Hargreaves
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.