Kravitz, B.; et al. (2015): Geoengineering as a design problem

Kravitz, B.; MacMartin, D. G.; Wang, H.; Rasch, P. J. (2015): Geoengineering as a design problem. In Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss. 6 (2), pp.[nbsp]1635–1710. DOI: 10.5194/esdd-6-1635-2015

Most previous simulations have prescribed a particular strategy and evaluated its modeled effects. Here we turn this approach around by first choosing example climate objectives and then designing a strategy to meet those objectives in climate models. There are four essential criteria for designing a strategy: (i) an explicit specification of the objectives, (ii) defining what climate forcing agents to modify so the objectives are met, (iii) a method for managing uncertainties, and (iv) independent verification of the strategy in an evaluation model.