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Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Modeling



In Search of Integrated Assessment

Edward A. Parson
Karen Fisher-Vanden
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University


We offer two options for working through this material. First, the outline below provides links to each section and brief descriptions of contents. Once you link to a section, another outline provides links to each subsection and brief descriptions of contents. Also, for quick access, we offer a Table of Contents.


To help you move easily through the guide, we supply navigational aids at the end of every section. In addition, we follow this scheme for links: 1) hypertext author-date citations link to the relevant reference in the bibliography, from which you can access online documents if available; 2) hypertext terms usually link to the glossary, where the term is defined, or to other guide sections, where the concept is discussed further; and 3) hypertext links within parentheses generally link to guide sections or other resources, which provide detailed information about the topic.


The next section is Section 1: Introduction.





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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