A Time Dependent Zonally Averaged Energy Balance Model to be Incorporated into IMAGE (Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect)

Jonas M, Elzen MGJ den, & Olendrzynski K (1991). A Time Dependent Zonally Averaged Energy Balance Model to be Incorporated into IMAGE (Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect). IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-91-016

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Abstract

This paper is the first report of a collaborative effort between IIASA and The Netherlands' National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RTVM), Bilthoven, on developing an integrated model for assessing, in a time-dependent manner, the socio-economic and ecological effects of a given greenhouse gas scenario. This involves linking greenhouse gas emission accounting frameworks, models for calculating changes with time of greenhouse gas concentrations and climatic change, and ecological changes such as shifts in growing zones for natural vegetation and agricultural crops, and effects on forest growth, water supply and sea level rise. This paper reports on one of the first steps in this linkage: modifying the climate module of RTVM's Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect (IMAGE) to provide appropriate temperature and precipitation scenarios for the ecological models. The work follows in the tradition of both institutions in developing science-based tools for policy analysis.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Social & Environmental Dimensions of Technology (SET)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 16:02
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3564

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