Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3571–3605, 2020

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3571–3605, 2020

Development and technical paper 13 Aug 2020

Development and technical paper | 13 Aug 2020

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

Malte Meinshausen et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Apr 2020) by Olaf Morgenstern
Short summary
This study provides the future greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations under the new set of so-called SSP scenarios (the successors of the IPCC SRES and previous representative concentration pathway (RCP) scenarios). The projected CO2 concentrations range from 350 ppm for low-emission scenarios by 2150 to more than 2000 ppm under the high-emission scenarios. We also provide concentrations, latitudinal gradients, and seasonality for most of the other 42 considered GHGs.