New studies map future climate impacts across sectors

The Methods for Economic Decision making under Uncertainty (MEDU) group contributed to the first results of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP), a pioneering collaboration within the international scientific community.

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ISI-MIP is intended to provide a framework to collate a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors and scales. This will serve as a basis for model evaluation and improvement, allowing for improved estimates of the biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change at different levels of global warming. It also provides a unique opportunity for cross-sectoral integration.  

The ISI-MIP project is jointly coordinated by IIASA and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research (PIK), and involves a consortium of researchers from around the world [1], [2], [3]. 

References

[1] Elliott J, Deryng D, Mueller C, Folberth C, Khabarov N, Rosenzweig C, Wisser D, et al. (2013). Constraints and potentials of future irrigation water availability on agricultural production under climate change. PNAS, Article in press (Published online 16 December 2013) [doi:10.1073/pnas.1222474110] Global Climate Impacts: A Cross-Sector, Multi-Model Assessment Special Feature.
[2] Piontek F, Mueller C, Pugh TAM, Clark DB, Deryng D, Elliott J, Folberth C, Frieler K, Friend AD, Khabarov N, Mengel M, Ostberg S, Schewe J,Warszawski L, Wisser D, Schellnhuber HJ, et al. (2013). Multisectoral climate impact hotspots in a warming world. PNAS, Article in press (Published online 16 December 2013) [doi:10.1073/pnas.1222471110] Global Climate Impacts: A Cross-Sector, Multi-Model Assessment Special Feature.
[3] Rosenzweig C, Elliott J, Deryng D, Ruane AC, Mueller C, Arneth A, Boote KJ, Folberth C, Khabarov N, et al. (2013). Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparison. PNAS, Article in press (Published online 16 December 2013) [doi:10.1073/pnas.1222463110] Global Climate Impacts: A Cross-Sector, Multi-Model Assessment Special Feature.
See also: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/news/20131216-ISIMIP.en.html

Collaborators

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research (PIK), Germany.
Direct collaborators using IIASA outputs to run their models:
1. Erwin Schmid (BOKU), Ausria;
2. Christian Folberth (that time EAWAG, Switzerland).


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