H. Damon Matthews
Concordia University
Global warmingClimate changeClimatologyCarbon cycleAtmospheric sciences
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#1Nadine Mengis (SFU: Simon Fraser University)
#2H. Damon Matthews (Concordia University)H-Index: 28
One key contribution to the wide range of 1.5 °C carbon budgets among recent studies is the non-CO2 climate forcing scenario uncertainty. Based on a partitioning of historical non-CO2 forcing, we show that currently there is a net negative non-CO2 forcing from fossil fuel combustion (FFC), and a net positive non-CO2 climate forcing from land-use change (LUC) and agricultural activities. We perform a set of future simulations in which we prescribed a 1.5 °C temperature stabilisation trajectory, a...
#1Nadine Mengis (SFU: Simon Fraser University)
#2David P. KellerH-Index: 10
Last. Kirsten Zickfeld (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 25
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Abstract. The University of Victoria Earth system climate model of intermediate complexity has been a useful tool in recent assessments of long-term climate changes including paleo-climate modelling. Since the last official release of the UVic ESCM 2.9, and the two official updates during the last decade, a lot of model development has taken place in multiple groups. The new version 2.10 of the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model (UVic ESCM), to be used in the 6th phase of the coup...
#1Andrew H. MacDougall (St. Francis Xavier University)H-Index: 13
#2Thomas L. Frölicher (University of Bern)H-Index: 31
Last. Friedrich A. Burger (University of Bern)H-Index: 1
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Abstract. The Zero Emissions Commitment (ZEC) is the change in global mean temperature expected to occur following the cessation of net CO2 emissions, and as such is a critical parameter for calculating the remaining carbon budget. The Zero Emissions Commitment Model Intercomparison Project (ZECMIP) was established to gain a better understanding of the potential magnitude and sign of ZEC, in addition to the processes that underlie this metric. Eighteen Earth system models of both full and interm...
#1Katarzyna B. Tokarska (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 4
#2Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 4
Last. Nathan P. Gillett (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 51
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Recent estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide that can still be emitted while achieving the Paris Agreement temperature goals are larger than previously thought. One potential reason for these larger estimates may be the different temperature metrics used to estimate the observed global mean warming for the historical period, as they affect the size of the remaining carbon budget. Here we explain the reasons behind these remaining carbon budget increases, and discuss how methodological choice...
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#1Philip Goodwin (University of Southampton)H-Index: 12
#2Martin LeducH-Index: 1
Last. Alex Rogers (University of Oxford)H-Index: 41
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Abstract. Climate projections are made using a hierarchy of models of different complexities and computational efficiencies. While the most complex climate models contain the most detailed representations of many physical processes within the climate system, both parameter space exploration and Integrated Assessment Modelling require the increased computational efficiency of reduced-complexity models. This study presents an efficient model for projecting local warming across the globe, combining...
#1Chris D. Jones (Met Office)H-Index: 52
#2Thomas L. Frölicher (OCCR: Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research)
Last. Friedrich A. Burger (OCCR: Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research)H-Index: 1
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Abstract. The amount of additional future temperature change following a complete cessation of CO2 emissions is a measure of the unrealized warming to which we are committed due to CO2 already emitted to the atmosphere. This “zero emissions commitment” (ZEC) is also an important quantity when estimating the remaining carbon budget – a limit on the total amount of CO2 emissions consistent with limiting global mean temperature at a particular level. In the recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warm...
#1Yann Chavaillaz (Concordia University)
#2Philippe RoyH-Index: 1
Last. H. Damon Matthews (Concordia University)H-Index: 28
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Cumulative CO2 emissions are a robust predictor of mean temperature increase. However, many societal impacts are driven by exposure to extreme weather conditions. Here, we show that cumulative emissions can be robustly linked to regional changes of a heat exposure indicator, as well as the resulting socioeconomic impacts associated with labour productivity loss in vulnerable economic sectors. We estimate historical and future increases in heat exposure using simulations from eight Earth System M...
#1H. Damon MatthewsH-Index: 28
#2Nadine MengisH-Index: 5
#2Nadine MengisH-Index: 5
Last. H. Damon MatthewsH-Index: 28
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#1Anca HienolaH-Index: 4
Last. Ari LaaksonenH-Index: 66
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