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MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2005-07)
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 ...
Effects of Air Pollution Control on Climate
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2005-01)
Urban air pollution and climate are closely connected due to shared generating processes (e.g., combustion) for emissions of the driving gases and aerosols. They are also connected because the atmospheric lifecycles of ...
The Role of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases in Climate Policy: Analysis Using the MIT IGSM
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2004-08)
First steps toward a broad climate agreement, such as the Kyoto Protocol, have focused attention on agreement with less than global geographic coverage. We consider instead a policy that is less comprehensive in term of ...
Past and Future Effects of Ozone on Net Primary Production and Carbon Sequestration Using a Global Biogeochemical Model
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2003-10)
Exposure of plants to ozone inhibits photosynthesis and therefore reduces vegetation production and carbon sequestration. Simulations with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) for the historical period (1860-1995) show ...
Global Economic Effects of Changes in Crops, Pasture, and Forests due to Changing Climate, Carbon Dioxide, and Ozone
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2007-05)
Multiple environmental changes will have consequences for global vegetation. To the extent that crop yields and pasture and forest productivity are affected there can be important economic consequences. We examine the ...