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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3461–3482, 2016

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3461–3482, 2016
Model experiment description paper
28 Sep 2016
Model experiment description paper | 28 Sep 2016

The Scenario Model Intercomparison Project (ScenarioMIP) for CMIP6

Brian C. O'Neill et al.

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The Scenario Model Intercomparison Project (ScenarioMIP) will provide multi-model climate projections based on alternative scenarios of future emissions and land use changes produced with integrated assessment models. The design consists of eight alternative 21st century scenarios plus one large initial condition ensemble and a set of long-term extensions. Climate model projections will facilitate integrated studies of climate change as well as address targeted scientific questions.