IMOGEN: an intermediate complexity model to evaluate terrestrial impacts of a changing climate

Huntingford, C.; Booth, B.B.B.; Sitch, S.; Gedney, N.; Lowe, J.A.; Liddicoat, S.K.; Mercado, L.M.; Best, M.J.; Weedon, G.P.; Fisher, R.A.; Lomas, M.R.; Good, P.; Zelazowski, P.; Everitt, A.C.; Spessa, A.C.; Jones, C.D.. 2010 IMOGEN: an intermediate complexity model to evaluate terrestrial impacts of a changing climate. GeoScientific Model Development, 3. 679-687.

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We present a computationally efficient modelling system, IMOGEN, designed to undertake global and regional assessment of climate change impacts on the physical and biogeochemical behaviour of the land surface. A pattern-scaling approach to climate change drives a gridded land surface and vegetation model MOSES/TRIFFID. The structure allows extrapolation of General Circulation Model (GCM) simulations to different future pathways of greenhouse gases, including rapid first-order assessments of how the land surface and associated biogeochemical cycles might change. Evaluation of how new terrestrial process understanding influences such predictions can also be made with relative ease.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 1 - Monitoring and Interpretation of Biogeochemical and Climate Changes
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Harding (to July 2011)
ISSN: 1991-959X
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: GeoScientific Model Development is an open access journal - to access full text, please click on the OFFICIAL URL link
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Earth Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 15 Dec 2010 11:42 +0 (UTC)

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