For the purpose of IAMs, a transparent model documentation is essential. IAM teams have documented their models individually, often using web-supported tools. As IAMs, however, are often used together it is also important to have information on the similarities and differences across IAM models.
The IAMC Wiki documentation page was created in 2014 within the ADVANCE European research project (FP7), aimed at IAM model improvement. 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.
IAMC Wiki is constantly updated and is currently expanding and updating the content (in line with the 6th Assessment Report), increasing model coverage and improving the submission and review process.
All model teams are encouraged to create a page on the Wiki. Please contact Mathijs Harmsen (Mathijs.Harmsen@pbl.nl) if you are interested.