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The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation

Abstract: 
"The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) is designed for analyzing the global environmental changes that may result from anthropogenic causes, quantifying the uncertainties associated with the projected changes, and assessing the costs and environmental effectiveness of proposed policies to mitigate climate risk. This report documents Version 2 of the IGSM, which like the previous version, includes an economic model for analysis of greenhouse gas and aerosol precursor emissions and mitigation proposals, a coupled atmosphere-ocean-land surface model with interactive chemistry, and models of natural ecosystems. In this global framework the outputs of the combined anthropogenic and natural emissions models provide the driving forces for the coupled atmospheric chemistry and climate models. Climate model outputs then drive a terrestrial model predicting water and energy budgets, CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes, and soil composition, which feed back to the coupled climate/chemistry model."
Author: 
A.P. Sokolov, et al.
Institution: 
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Year: 
2005
Input By: 
Daniel Kilcoyne
Affiliation: 
MIT
Industry Focus: 
Extraction & Processing
Chemical
Energy
Datatype(s): 
Models
Theory/Definition