Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change since 2007 when the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) was released.

Report

The Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change since 2007 when the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) was released.

Please use the following reference to the whole report: IPCC, 2013: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 1535 pp.

 
 
Front Matter
 
Summary for Policymakers
 
Technical Summary

Chapters

2
Observations: Atmosphere and Surface
3
Observations: Ocean
4
Observations: Cryosphere
5
Information from Paleoclimate Archives
6
Carbon and Other Biogeochemical Cycles
7
Clouds and Aerosols
8
Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing
9
Evaluation of Climate Models
10
Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: from Global to Regional
11
Near-term Climate Change: Projections and Predictability
12
Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility
13
14
Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change

Annexes

I
Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections
II
Climate System Scenario Tables
III
IV
V
Contributors to the WGI Fifth Assessment Report
VI
Expert Reviewers of the WGI Fifth Assessment Report

Other

 
All Citations
 
Fact Sheet
 
Questions about the Report

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Copies of the printed report are available from Cambridge University Press.

Supplementary Material

 
TSSM – Technical Summary – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 2SM – Observations: Atmosphere and Surface – Supplementary Material
 
CHAPTER 4SM – Observations: Cryosphere – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 6SM – Carbon and Other Biogeochemical Cycles – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 7SM – Clouds and Aerosols – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 8SM – Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 10SM – Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: from Global to Regional – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 13SM – Sea Level Change – Supplementary Material
 
Chapter 14SM -Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change – Supplementary Material
 
AISM – Annex I: Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections – Supplementary Material RCP2.6
 
AISM – Annex I: Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections – Supplementary Material RCP4.5
 
AISM – Annex I: Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections – Supplementary Material RCP6.0
 
AISM – Annex I: Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections – Supplementary Material RCP8.5

Summary Volume (SPM, TS & FAQs) into UN Languages

Translation of the WGI AR5 SPM TS FAQ Volume from English into the other five official languages of the United Nations was done by translators working for the WMO Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department. The assistance of scientists from the WGI chapter teams who acted as scientific translation editors for each language is gratefully acknowledged.

UN Languages

Other Languages

A number of countries have undertaken translations of the WGI AR5 SPM TS FAQ Volume into languages that are not official languages of the United Nations. IPCC welcomes these initiatives but would note that the translations have been prepared under the responsibility of the respective country or institutions. The IPCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of these translations into non-UN languages. In working to achieve the widest possible dissemination of IPCC knowledge, the IPCC is pleased to assist in making these translations available.

 

SPM in UN and other languages

Translation of the WGI AR5 SPM from English into the other five official languages of the United Nations was done by translators working for the WMO Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department. The assistance of scientists from the WGI chapter teams who acted as scientific translation editors for each language is gratefully acknowledged.

UN Languages

 
SPM English
 
SPM Arabic
 
SPM Chinese
 
SPM French
 
SPM Russian
 
SPM Spanish

Other Languages

A number of countries have undertaken translations of the SPMs into languages that are not official languages of the United Nations. IPCC welcomes these initiatives but would note that the translations have been prepared under the responsibility of the respective country or institutions. The IPCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of these translations into non-UN languages. In working to achieve the widest possible dissemination of IPCC knowledge, the IPCC is pleased to assist in making these translations available.

 
 
 
SPM German
 
SPM Italian
 
SPM Japanese
 
 
SPM Polish
 
SPM Slovenian

Headline Statements in UN and other Languages

UN Languages

 
HS English
 
 
HS Chinese
 
 
HS Russian
 
HS Spanish

Other Languages

A number of countries have undertaken translations of the headline statements into languages that are not official languages of the United Nations. IPCC welcomes these initiatives but would note that the translations have been prepared under the responsibility of the respective country or institutions. The IPCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of these translations into non-UN languages. In working to achieve the widest possible dissemination of IPCC knowledge, the IPCC is pleased to assist in making these translations available.

 
 
HS Italian
 
HS Japanese
 

Glossary in UN and other Languages

 
GL English
 
 
GL Chinese
 
 
GL Russian
 
GL Spanish

Other Languages

A number of countries have undertaken translations of the headline statements into languages that are not official languages of the United Nations. IPCC welcomes these initiatives but would note that the translations have been prepared under the responsibility of the respective country or institutions. The IPCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of these translations into non-UN languages. In working to achieve the widest possible dissemination of IPCC knowledge, the IPCC is pleased to assist in making these translations available.

 
AR5 Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

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