WP5 Refined metrics
 

Task 5.1 Development of refined metrics

Objectives

The objective of this task is

Methodology and scientific achievements related to Task including contribution from partners

Based on the results of Task 3.2 we are considering a modified radiative forcing RF* for inhomogeneously distributed forcing agents:
 

RF *  =  lambda / (lambda(CO2)  x RF)


where RF,  lambda and lambda(CO2) are the radiative forcing of given perturbation, the associated climate sensitivity parameter and the climate sensitivity parameter associated with a homogeneous CO2 forcing.
 

Socio-economic relevance and policy implication

A refined metric may have an impact on future climate negotiations.

Discussion and conclusion

So far on preliminary studies have been made.
 

Plan and objectives for next period

A more intense phase of this task is about to start.
 
 
 
 

Task 5.2 Application of refined metrics

This Task has not yet been started.
 

Plan and objectives for next period

We plan to calculate the refined metrics for the climate simulations of WP 3.
 
 
 
 

Task 5.3 Scientific evaluation of metrics

This Task has not yet been started.
 

Plan and objectives for next period

We plan to evaluate the refined metrics from the view point of natural sciences.