Deadline for paper abstracts for IPCC 1.5° Report


Posted by Lila Warszawski on May 11, 2017

This is an important email regarding the coordination of papers being prepared in time for the IPCC 1.5° Special Report. We have received information that the Lead Authors require paper outlines in time for the Second Lead Author Meeting on 5 June, 2017.


For some time we have been collecting ideas for papers based on analyses of ISIMIP2b data in this document. You will see that for some paper ideas, there is already an individual or group who have expressed their interest in leading the paper; in other cases the ‘Author(s)’ column remains empty.


In light of the 5 June deadline, we would like to ensure that a core set of papers have designated lead authors, and that preliminary abstracts be written.


Our request by 17 May is as follows:

  • Please take a look at the list of paper ideas. If you are interested in leading or being involved in one of these papers, please write your name in the ‘Author(s)’ column and send an email to the ISIMIP team.

  • If you are interested in being involved in a paper for which someone is already listed in the ‘Author(s)’ column, please add your name and get in touch with this person.

  • If you have an idea for a paper that is not yet in the list, please feel free to add to the list.

  • Please feel free to discuss these paper ideas with your colleagues.

To aid you in knowing which ISIMIP2b simulations will be available, we are in the process of collating information about which modelling groups are intending to participate and with which experiments - we will provide you with this information as soon as we have feedback from all sectors. In the meantime, you can see which models have already uploaded simulations using this table (search for ‘isimip2b’).


The aim here is not to restrict who gets to make use of the ISIMIP2b simulations, but rather to ensure that all your hard modelling work is analysed in time for the Special Report. And as is standard, at least one representative from each model used should be invited to co-author the paper.