Climate Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived...

Shindell, D., et al. (2008), Climate Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.2.
Abstract: 

On behalf of the National Science and Technology Council, the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is pleased to transmit to the President and the Congress this Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP), Climate Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols. This is part of a series of 21 SAPs produced by the CCSP aimed at provid- ing current assessments of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. These reports are also intended to help the CCSP develop future program research priorities.
The CCSP’s guiding vision is to provide the Nation and the global community with the science-based knowledge needed to manage the risks and capture the opportunities associated with climate and related environmental changes. The SAPs are important steps toward achieving that vision and help to translate the CCSP’s extensive observational and research database into informational tools that directly address key questions being asked of the research community.
This SAP assesses climate projections based on emissions scenarios for long-lived and short-lived radiatively active gases and aerosols. It was developed with broad scientific input and in accordance with the Guidelines for Producing CCSP SAPs, the Information Quality Act (Section 515 of the Trea- sury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 [Public Law 106-554]), and the guidelines issued by the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- istration pursuant to Section 515.
We commend the report’s authors for both the thorough nature of their work and their adherence to an inclusive review process.

Research Program: 
Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP)
Modeling Analysis and Prediction Program (MAP)