Global Analysis, Interpretation and Modelling


Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: IGBP.ICSU
Child Organisations:
Duration : 0 to 2004 COMPLETED
Contact Address: no office contact defined

holding an official function in GAIM

General information and objectives

  • Develop a strategy for the rapid development, evaluation, and application of comprehensive prognostic models of the Global Biogeochemical Subsystem which could eventually be linked with models of the Physical-Climate Subsystem.
  • Propose, promote, and facilitate experiments with existing models or by linking subcomponent models, especially those associated with IGBP Core Projects and with WCRP efforts. Such experiments would be focused upon resolving interface issues and questions associated with developing an understanding of the prognostic behaviour of key processes.
  • Clarify key scientific issues facing the development of Global Biogeochemical Models and the coupling of these models to GCMs.
  • Assist the IPCC process by conducting timely studies that focus upon elucidating important unresolved scientific issues associated with the changing biogeochemical cycles of the planet and upon the role of the biosphere in the physical-climate subsystem, particularly its role in the global hydrological cycle.
  • Advise the SC-IGBP on progress in drveloping comprehensive Global Biochemical Models and to maintain scientific liaison with the WCRP Steering Group on Global Climate Modelling
  • Initial focus: carbon cycle, including its interaction with aspects of the nitrogen cycle; coupled analyses of feedbacks between dynamic biogeochemistry and climate (mediated by greenhouse gas concentrations) and of climate/ecosystem interactions (mediated by the hydrological cycle).

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    Last update: 3/16/11
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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