Description and Evaluation of the MIT Earth System Model (MESM)

TitleDescription and Evaluation of the MIT Earth System Model (MESM)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
JournalJournal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
Volume10
Number8
Pages1759-1789
Date Published07/2018
Abstract / Summary

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Earth System Model (MESM) of intermediate complexity and the Economic Projections and Policy Analysis model. This paper documents the current version of the MESM, which includes a two‐dimensional (zonally averaged) atmospheric model with interactive chemistry coupled to the zonally averaged version of Global Land System model and an anomaly‐diffusing ocean model.

URLhttps://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018MS001277
DOI10.1029/2018MS001277
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Journal: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
Year of Publication: 2018
Volume: 10
Number: 8
Pages: 1759-1789
Date Published: 07/2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Earth System Model (MESM) of intermediate complexity and the Economic Projections and Policy Analysis model. This paper documents the current version of the MESM, which includes a two‐dimensional (zonally averaged) atmospheric model with interactive chemistry coupled to the zonally averaged version of Global Land System model and an anomaly‐diffusing ocean model.

DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001277
Citation:
Sokolov, A, D Kicklighter, A Schlosser, C Wang, E Monier, B Brown-Steiner, R Prinn, et al.  2018.  "Description and Evaluation of the MIT Earth System Model (MESM)."  Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10(8): 1759-1789.  https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001277.