of models of various complexity is used in modelling the natural Earth
system. Depending on the nature of questions asked and the pertinent time
scales, there are, on the one extreme, conceptual, more inductive
models, and, on the other extreme, three-dimensional comprehensive models
operating at the highest spatial and temporal resolution currently feasible.
Models of intermediate complexity bridge the gap.
The EMIC network is supported by
GAIM (Global Analysis Integration and Modelling), an
IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Program) task force
and by the participating institutes (see table of EMICs).
(Intercomparison Workshop 2001/2 - Paper: Petoukhov et al., 2005)
(Intercomparison Workshop 2001/2 - Paper: Rahmstorf et al., 2005)
(Intercomparison Workshop 2002 - Paper: Brovkin et al., 2006)
design/description of experiments