Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessments
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Summary
Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was organized in 1988 by
the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment
Program (UNEP). Four series of reports were published: one in 1990 called the
'Climate Change: The IPCC Scientific Assessment', one in 1992 called 'Climate
Change 1992: The Supplementary report to the IPCC Scientific Assessment', and a
set of three reports in 1996 called '1995: The Second Assessment Report'. In
2001, the fourth series was released - The Third Assessment: Climate Change
2001: The Scientific Basis, which consists of four documents. These reports
were the result of hundreds of scientists from over 25 countries to make the
most authoritative and strongly supported statement on climate change ever made
by the international scientific community. The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)
Summary for Policymakers was published 2 February 2007. A print version of the
AR4 will be published at a later date, however a PDF version of the AR4 is available from http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/wg1-report.html. The "Impacts, Adaptations, and
Vulnerability" Report was published 6 April 2007.

All of the Assessments are available through the IPCC: http://www.ipcc.ch/

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to IPCC reports and information.


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to the Fourth Assessment Report: 2007
The Physical Basis of Climate Change


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access to the Fourth Assessment Report "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Basis
Summary for Policymakers"


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Climate Change 2001 WG I reports online


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: IPCC Working Group I
Dataset Title: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Basis of Climate Change
Dataset Series Name: Assessment Reports
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Dataset Publisher: IPCC Working Group I
Version: 2007
Online Resource: http://www.ipcc.ch/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0001-01-01


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 420 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ka
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >GREENHOUSE GASES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >OSCILLATIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FORCING >GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >FOSSIL FUEL BURNING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOVEGETATION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >TREE RINGS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >LAKE LEVELS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >METHANE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS >CFC-11    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >HYDROFLUOROCARBONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >HALONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]


Project
IPCC >Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change    [Information]


Keywords
2XCO2
CFC-11
CFC-12
CFCS
CH4
CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE FORCING
CLIMATE MODELS
CO2
EMISSION SCENARIOS
EMISSIONS
GLOBAL CHANGE
GLOBAL WARMING
GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL
GREENHOUSE EFFECT
GREENHOUSE GAS
GWP
HALOCARBONS
HCFC-22
IDN_NODE GSFC/IPCC
N2O
OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE MODELS
POLICY
RADIATION BALANCE
RADIATIVE FORCING
SOX
SULFUR OXIDE
UNEP
WMO
AR4


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
WMO


Data Center
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ipcc.ch/

Data Center Personnel
Name: IPCC SECRETARIAT
Phone: 41-22-7308-215
Phone: 41-22-7308-284
Fax: 41-22-733-1270
Contact Address:
Case Postale 2300, c/o WMO
41 av Guiseppe-Motta
City: Geneve 2
Postal Code: CH-1211
Country: SWITZERLAND



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online
Distribution_Format: pdf
Fees: none


Personnel
GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


Publications/References
Houghton, J.T., G.J. Jenkins and J.J. Ephraums, eds. 1990. 'Climate Change:
The IPCC Scientific Assessment', Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change. Cambridge University Press (avail through UCAR/OIES at
303-497-2696).

Houghton, J.T., B.A. Callander, and S.K. Varney, eds. 1992. 'Climate
Change 1992: The Supplementary Report to the IPCC Scientific
Assessment', Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge
University Press.

Houghton, J.T., L.G. Meiro Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris,
A. Kattenberg and K. Maskell, eds. 1996. Climate Change 1995: The
Science of Climate Change Contribution of Working Group I to the
Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Cambridge University Press, 584 pp.

Watson, R.T., M.C. Zinyowera, and R.H. Moss, eds. 1996. Climate Change
1995: Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change:
Scientific-Technical Analyses Contribution of Working Group II to the
Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, Cambridge University Press, 880 pp.

Bruce, J. Hoesung Lee and E. Haites, eds. 1996. Climate Change 1995:
Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change Contribution of
Working Group III to the Second Assessment Report of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press,
464 pp.

Hughton, J.T., Y. Ding, D.J. Griggs, M. Noguer, P.J. van der Linden, X. Dai, K. Maskell, and C.A. Johnson (eds.) 2001. Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, 881 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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