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Ruane et al. 2022

Ruane, A.C., R. Vautard, R. Ranasinghe, J. Sillmann, E. Coppola, N. Arnell, F.A. Cruz, S. Dessai, C.E. Iles, A.K.M.S. Islam, R.G. Jones, M. Rahimi, D. Ruiz Carrascal, S.I. Seneviratne, J. Servonnat, A.A. Sörensson, M.B. Sylla, C. Tebaldi, W. Wang, and R. Zaaboul, 2022: The Climatic Impact-Driver framework for assessment of risk-relevant climate information. Earth's Future, 10, no. 11, e2022EF002803, doi:10.1029/2022EF002803.

The climate science community needs a broad and objective concept to assess physical climate conditions that are relevant for impacts on human and natural systems. Here, we augment the description of the "climatic impact-driver" (CID) approach adopted in the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). CIDs are broadly defined as "physical climate system conditions (e.g., means, events, extremes) that affects an element of society or ecosystems. Depending on system tolerance, CIDs and their changes can be detrimental, beneficial, neutral, or a mixture of each across interacting system elements and regions". We give background information on the IPCC Report process that led to the development of the 7 CID types (heat and cold, wet and dry, wind, snow and ice, coastal, open ocean, and other) and 33 distinct CID categories, each of which may be evaluated using a variety of CID indices. This inventory of CIDs was co-developed with WGII to provide a useful starting point for collaboration between physical climate scientists and impacts/risk experts to assess the specific climatic phenomena driving sectoral responses and identify relevant CID indices within each sector. The CID framework ensures that a comprehensive set of climatic conditions inform adaptation planning and risk management and may also help prioritize improvements in modeling sectoral dynamics that depend on climatic conditions. CIDs can contribute to climate services by increasing objectivity and neutrality when communicating findings from physical climate research to risk assessment and planning activities.

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  author={Ruane, A. C. and Vautard, R. and Ranasinghe, R. and Sillmann, J. and Coppola, E. and Arnell, N. and Cruz, F. A. and Dessai, S. and Iles, C. E. and Islam, A. K. M. S. and Jones, R. G. and Rahimi, M. and Ruiz Carrascal, D. and Seneviratne, S. I. and Servonnat, J. and Sörensson, A. A. and Sylla, M. B. and Tebaldi, C. and Wang, W. and Zaaboul, R.},
  title={The Climatic Impact-Driver framework for assessment of risk-relevant climate information},
  journal={Earth's Future},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ru03400r
AU  - Ruane, A. C.
AU  - Vautard, R.
AU  - Ranasinghe, R.
AU  - Sillmann, J.
AU  - Coppola, E.
AU  - Arnell, N.
AU  - Cruz, F. A.
AU  - Dessai, S.
AU  - Iles, C. E.
AU  - Islam, A. K. M. S.
AU  - Jones, R. G.
AU  - Rahimi, M.
AU  - Ruiz Carrascal, D.
AU  - Seneviratne, S. I.
AU  - Servonnat, J.
AU  - Sörensson, A. A.
AU  - Sylla, M. B.
AU  - Tebaldi, C.
AU  - Wang, W.
AU  - Zaaboul, R.
PY  - 2022
TI  - The Climatic Impact-Driver framework for assessment of risk-relevant climate information
JA  - Earth's Future
VL  - 10
IS  - 11
SP  - e2022EF002803
DO  - 10.1029/2022EF002803
ER  -

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