Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 299–311, 2018

Special issue: The Earth system at a global warming of 1.5°C and 2.0°C

Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 299–311, 2018

Research article 28 Mar 2018

Research article | 28 Mar 2018

Changes in extremely hot days under stabilized 1.5 and 2.0 °C global warming scenarios as simulated by the HAPPI multi-model ensemble

Michael Wehner et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Feb 2018) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2018) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change challenged the scientific community to describe the impacts of stabilizing the global temperature at its 21st Conference of Parties. A specific target of 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels had not been seriously considered by the climate modeling community prior to the Paris Agreement. This paper analyzes heat waves in simulations designed for this target. We find there are reductions in extreme temperature compared to a 2 °C target.
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