Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: The 1994 Report of the

Entry_ID: GCRIO 236 GCRIO_Inventory: 3 Entry_Title: Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: The 1994 Report of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of IPCC. Summary for Policymakers Document_Author: None Agency_Name: IPCC>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Start_Date: 1994
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes

The scope of this report covers only those factors which cause radiative
forcing of climate change, and includes updated values of Global Warming
Potentials. Its purpose is to provide scientific and technical advice on several
key issues.

Two main topics are covered: First, the relative importance(determined here
using the concept of radiative forcing) of anthropogenic increases in
atmospheric concentrations of different greenhouse gases and aerosols. The
latest information is presented about the sources and sinks of greenhouse
gases and aerosols, and values of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) are
updated. The second topic is the stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the
Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: IPCC>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dataset_ID: Same as Entry_Title
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: None
First_Name: None
Email: None
Phone: 22 730 8111
Fax: 22 734 2323
Group: Address
IPCC>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
c/o World Meteorological Association
Storage_Medium: 28 pages printed matter
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition>Carbon Dioxide
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition>Chlorofluorocarbons
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics>Solar Radiation
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition>Aerosols
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Earth Science > Atmosphere
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Land
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Ocean
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Interior and Crust
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Freshwater
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Climatology > Meteorology
Discipline: Multidisciplinary Sciences > Environmental Studies
Discipline: Multidisciplinary Sciences > Public Policy Studies
Location: Global
Keyword: GWP>Global Warming Potential
Keyword: human activities
Keyword: greenhouse gas
Keyword: anthropogenic emissions
Keyword: policymakers
Keyword: global carbon cycle
Keyword: modelling
Keyword: sinks
Keyword: CO2
Keyword: methane
Keyword: nitrous oxide
Keyword: halocarbons
Keyword: ozone
Keyword: climate change
Keyword: UNEP>United Nations Environment Programme
Keyword: assessment
Keyword: UNFCCC>United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change