The new IAMC website was conceived to improve the accessibility to the work of all IAMC Members. The Resources Section includes several sub-sections that are progressively under completion.
We are happy to announce that the following sections are now available:
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium has coordinated several processes to collect quantitative integrated assessment scenarios from the research community. Most notably, this includes scenarios assessed in three Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A set of online databases documents the assessed scenarios and makes them available to the scientific community, policy analysts, decision makers and the public at large for easy reuse.
In addition, jointly with the Climate Modeling and Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerabilities research communities, the IAMC has coordinated the development of a set of new climate change scenarios. These scenarios are part of a new framework that the three research communities have adopted to facilitate the integrated analysis of future climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation, and mitigation – the so-called “SSP-RCP framework”.
Models & Documentation
This Section includes Integrated Assessment Models developed by IAMC Members’ teams. The IAMC Wiki team is currently in the process of thoroughly updating the IAMC Wikipedia, i.e. the common Integrated Assessment Model documentation. This update includes expanding and updating the content (in line with the 6th Assessment Report), increasing model coverage and improving the submission and review process.
IAMC Wiki provides an overview of the IAM models using a transparent wiki-based approach that has been used consistently across a range of models. This allows for direct comparison of these models. In addition to the harmonized model documentation, also Model comparison allow for direct comparisons.
All model teams are encouraged to create a page on the Wiki. Please contact Mathijs Harmsen to join. The model information will be included also in this Section.