Description and Evaluation of the MIT Earth System Model (MESM)
Author(s)Sokolov, Andrei P; Kicklighter, David W.; Schlosser, C. Adam; Wang, Chien; Monier, Erwan; Brown-Steiner, Benjamin E; Prinn, Ronald G; Forest, Chris E; Gao, Xiang; Libardoni, Alex; Eastham, Sebastian David; ... Show more Show less
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. The IGSM consists of the MIT Earth System Model of intermediate complexity (MESM) and the Economic Projections and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model. This paper documents the current version of the MESM, which includes a 2-dimensional (zonally averaged) atmospheric model with interactive chemistry coupled to the Global Land System model and an anomaly-diffusing ocean model.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
MIT Joint Program Report Series;325