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Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Modeling



Problems in Integrated Assessment


The purpose of our discussion here is to provide the IA community with examples of problems and pitfalls in current integrated assessment efforts. We intend that these examples serve both as warning signs, and as the basis for identifying not only the causes of problems in IA but also possible solutions and issues that the community needs to address. The examples suggest that a central problems with IA is the issue of quality control. Section 6 discusses some of the issues raised here in greater detail, from the viewpoint of identifying specific areas on which the IA community needs to focus its attention.






Parson, E.A. and K. Fisher-Vanden, Searching for Integrated Assessment: A Preliminary Investigation of Methods, Models, and Projects in the Integrated Assessment of Global Climatic Change. Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). University Center, Mich. 1995.


Suggested Citation

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). 1995. Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Modeling of Climate Change [online]. Palisades, NY: CIESIN. Available at [accessed DATE].



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