Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
Research article
22 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2016

Dynamic climate emulators for solar geoengineering

Douglas G. MacMartin and Ben Kravitz


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ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2016) by Lynn M. Russell
Short summary
Solar geoengineering has been proposed as a possible additional approach for managing risks of climate change, by reflecting some sunlight back to space. To project climate effects resulting from future choices regarding both greenhouse gas emissions and solar geoengineering, it is useful to have a computationally efficient "emulator" that approximates the behavior of more complex climate models. We present such an emulator here, and validate the underlying assumption of linearity.
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