The RCP greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions from 1765 to 2300

  title={The RCP greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions from 1765 to 2300},
  author={Malte Meinshausen and Steven J. Smith and Kate Calvin and John S. Daniel and M. L. T. Kainuma and J. F. Lamarque and Katsumi Matsumoto and Stephen A Montzka and S. C. B. Raper and Keywan Riahi and A. Thomson and Guus J M Velders and Detlef P. van Vuuren},
We present the greenhouse gas concentrations for the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) and their extensions beyond 2100, the Extended Concentration Pathways (ECPs). These projections include all major anthropogenic greenhouse gases and are a result of a multi-year effort to produce new scenarios for climate change research. We combine a suite of atmospheric concentration observations and emissions estimates for greenhouse gases (GHGs) through the historical period (1750–2005) with… CONTINUE READING
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