Annual changes in temperature and precipitation in northern (top panels) and southern Europe (bottom panels) for the
periods 2030–2049 (left panels) and 2080–2099 (right panels) relative to 1961–1990. GCM simulations for the SRES A1B
scenario, which assumes rather high population and economic growth and a balanced use of energy sources, are shown with
green points. Comparable simulations for the ENSEMBLES E1 mitigation scenario are shown with orange points.
Data were extracted from GCM simulations prepared for the FP7 ENSEMBLES project (see Johns, T., Royer, J. F., Höschel, I., Huebener, H., Roeckner, E., Manzini, E., May, W., Dufresne, J. L., Otterå, O., van Vuuren, D., Salas y Melia, D., et al.: Climate change under aggressive mitigation: the ENSEMBLES multi-model experiment, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1005-5 [online] Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-011-1005-5, 2011)
degree celcius and %
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