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CESM2 SSP2-4.5 with Modified Biomass Burning Emissions

This is a 16 member ensemble of simulations with CESM2 under the SSP2-4.5 forcing scenario from 2015 to 2100. These simulations can be compared with the CESM2 Large Ensemble and provide the opportunity to compare and contrast climate change under a lower forcing scenario. One difference from the official CMIP6 SSP2-4.5 forcing is that slightly modified biomass burning emissions are used at the beginning of the simulation. As is discussed in the CESM2 Large Ensemble reference paper (Rodgers et. al. 2021), the second 50 members of the CESM2 Large Ensemble use smoothed biomass burning emissions over the GFED era of the late 20th/early 21st centuries. While the GFED emissions were not prescribed in the SSP scenario, there is a minor effect of the smoothing into the first years of the SSP scenario and these simulations have been branched from historical simulations that used the smoothed biomass burning emissions. As such, this medium ensemble is complementary to the second 50 member of the CESM2 Large Ensemble. More information about these simulations can be found on the CESM CVCWG's CESM2 2-4.5 ensemble website.
Adam Phillips
Isla Simpson
Nan Rosenbloom
Resource Support Contacts
DiscussCESMForums (http://bb.cgd.ucar.edu)
UCAR/NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory

Related Links
Rodgers et. al. 2021
CESM CVCWG's CESM2 2-4.5 Ensemble Website
Related Activities
Project - CESM

Child Datasets

Date Created
2022-07-19 11:52:29
Date Last Updated
2022-08-10 10:05:19
Version Date Publisher Published State Source
1.0 2022-07-19 11:52:29 Teagan King Published