This package contains the Frameworks for Assessing Changes To Sea-level (FACTS) modules, data, and scripts used to produce the sea level projections in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
FACTS modules are located in the modules.zip file. Scripts for executing these modules are located in the scripts.zip file.
The CMIP6 zos (sea surface height) data used by the tlm ocean dynamics module are located in module-data-zos.zip. All other input data used by the modules are located in module-data.zip. Symbolic links from the modules subdirectories should point to data files in the corresponde modules-data subdirectories.
Required Acknowledgements and Citation
In order to document the impact of these sea-level rise projections, users of the projections are obligated to cite chapter 9 of Working Group 1 contribution to the the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, the Framework for Assessment of Changes To Sea-level (FACTS) model description paper, and the version of the data set used:
- Fox-Kemper, B., H. T. Hewitt, C. Xiao, G. Aðalgeirsdóttir, S. S. Drijfhout, T. L. Edwards, N. R. Golledge, M. Hemer, R. E. Kopp, G. Krinner, A. Mix, D. Notz, S. Nowicki, I. S. Nurhati, L. Ruiz, J-B. Sallée, A. B. A. Slangen, Y. Yu, 2021, Ocean, Cryosphere and Sea Level Change. In: Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, A. Pirani, S. L. Connors, C. Péan, S. Berger, N. Caud, Y. Chen, L. Goldfarb, M. I. Gomis, M. Huang, K. Leitzell, E. Lonnoy, J. B. R. Matthews, T. K. Maycock, T. Waterfield, O. Yelekçi, R. Yu and B. Zhou (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press. In press.
- Garner, G. G., R. E. Kopp, T. Hermans, A. B. A. Slangen, G. Koubbe, M. Turilli, S. Jha, T. L. Edwards, A. Levermann, S. Nowikci, M. D. Palmer, C. Smith, in prep. Framework for Assessing Changes To Sea-level (FACTS). Geoscientific Model Development.
- Garner, G. G., T. Hermans, R. E. Kopp, A. B. A. Slangen, T. L. Edwards, A. Levermann, S. Nowikci, M. D. Palmer, C. Smith, B. Fox-Kemper, H. T. Hewitt, C. Xiao, G. Aðalgeirsdóttir, S. S. Drijfhout, T. L. Edwards, N. R. Golledge, M. Hemer, G. Krinner, A. Mix, D. Notz, S. Nowicki, I. S. Nurhati, L. Ruiz, J-B. Sallée, Y. Yu, L. Hua, T. Palmer, B. Pearson, 2021. IPCC AR6 Sea Level Projections. Version 20210809. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5914709.
Please also include in the acknowledgements of works citing these projections:
We thank the projection authors for developing and making the sea-level rise projections available, multiple funding agencies for supporting the development of the projections, and the NASA Sea Level Change Team for developing and hosting the IPCC AR6 Sea Level Projection Tool.
IPCC AR6 Licensing
The IPCC AR6 Sea-Level Rise Projections, including the input data sets derived from the CMIP6 archive, are licensed by the authors under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/). The data producers and data providers make no warranty, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. All liabilities arising from the supply of the information (including any liability arising in negligence) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The FACTS module code and scripts are licensed by the authors under the MIT license.
The development of the sea-level rise projections was supported by multiple funders, including the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (grants 80NSSC17K0698, 80NSSC20K1724 and 80NSSC21K0322 and JPL task 105393.509496.02.08.13.31), the U.S. National Science Foundation (grant ICER-1663807), the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council (grant NE/T009381/1), NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, PROTECT (which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 869304), and UK Natural Environment Research Council grant NE/T007443/1. We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme, which, through its Working Group on Coupled Modelling, coordinated and promoted CMIP6. We thank the climate modeling groups for producing and making available their model output, the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) for archiving the data and providing access, and the multiple funding agencies who support CMIP6 and ESGF.