Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change, and a Regional SCENario GENerator (MAGICC/SCENGEN)

Scale
National
Sub-national
Expertise Level
Generalist
Resource Type
Analysis Tools
Inputs Needed
Select GHG emissions scenarios
Define climate model parameters
Specify future time period
Specify AOGCMs
Select area or region
Outputs Provided
Climate projections and variability for temperature
precipitation
MSLP
and other statistics
Language
English
Developer or Source
Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change, and a Regional SCENario GENerator (MAGICC/SCENGEN ) uses emissions scenarios to predict global-mean temperature, sea level rise, and regional climate. Version 5.3 employs IPCC 4th Assessment Report (AR4) results. SCENGEN is a regionalization algorithm that downscales climate change information to a 2.5° latitude by 2.5° longitude grid. This tool can be used to: evaluate the consequences of different mitigation policies; assist the development of adaptation policies by highlighting areas of vulnerability; support the development of regional climate scenarios; inform users about the implications of various socioeconomic development pathways; and provide easy access to up-to-date data derived from AOGCM experiments.

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