The CRESCENDO Project: Next generation of European Earth System Models

World on track for catastrophic warming – forecasters

The CRESCENDO project, led by Prof Colin Jones from the University of Leeds facilitates a coordinated European contribution to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) where the climate research community compares a range of International Earth system models using common sets of experimental protocols, to improve our knowledge of the Earth’s climate processes and provide the best possible future projections to governments and decision-makers. CRESCENDO in particular better informs a number of key Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) where biogeochemical and aerosol components are of critical importance to delivering realistic future projections. Such components include: the terrestrial and marine carbon cycle, vegetation processes, permafrost, atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.

Learn more in this Horizon Magazine article: http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/world-track-catastrophic-warming-forecasters_en.html