Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Research article
24 May 2016
Research article |  | 24 May 2016

Geoengineering as a design problem

Ben Kravitz, Douglas G. MacMartin, Hailong Wang, and Philip J. Rasch


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AR by Ben Kravitz on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Nov 2015) by Hermann Held
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Dec 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jan 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (17 Mar 2016) by Hermann Held
AR by Ben Kravitz on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2016) by Hermann Held
Short summary
Most simulations of solar geoengineering prescribe a particular strategy and evaluate its modeled effects. Here we first choose example climate objectives and then design a strategy to meet those objectives in climate models. We show that certain objectives can be met simultaneously even in the presence of uncertainty, and the strategy for meeting those objectives can be ported to other models. This is part of a broader illustration of how uncertainties in solar geoengineering can be managed.
Final-revised paper