IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Dear cryolist colleagues,
an IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate is currently being written and to be completed and published by the end of 2019. The report assesses the relevant literature on this topic with focus on literature since the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and includes both the physical and human aspects. Relevant chapters for the cryosphere include chapters on Mountains, Polar Regions and Sea-level rise. The report outline can be found here: http://ipcc.ch/meetings/session45/Decision_Outline_SR_Oceans.pdf
The First-Order draft is due on 20 April 2018. Any publications to be considered in the final report must be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal at the latest by 15 October 2018 and accepted at the latest by 15 May 2019.
If you are aware of any relevant peer-reviewed literature, not yet published, but expected to be published in time for possible inclusion in the report you may consider bringing it to the attention of a relevant lead author as soon as possible. List of lead authors: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/authors/report.authors.php?q=33&p=
Also, the report will focus on the following time periods as reference periods in reporting past and future cryospheric changes. These periods are not prescriptive but an attempt to standardize results throughout the report.
Standardization of time periods • Pre-industrial reference: 1850-1900 (SR1.5) • Recent past reference: 1986-2005 (AR5) • Present day : ~2005-2015 (SROCC) • Near-term : 2031-2050 (SROCC) • End of Century : 2081-2100 (AR5) Scenarios RCP2.6, RCP8.5 to bracket if global warming levels are considered, 1.5°C and 2°C are preferred.
Also, please consider providing an expert review of the First Order Draft (4 May - 29 June). Review registration will open in April 2018 and a link available on the IPCC website.
Regine Hock & Golam Rasul
Carolina Adler, Miriam Jackson, Stephan
Gruber, Yukuki Hirabayashi, Andy Kaeaeb, Chichang
Kang, Stanislav Kutuzov, Alexander Milner, Ulf Molau, Samuel Morin, Ben Orlove
(Lead author team of the Mountain chapter)
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