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* This website presents a complete and concise description of IMAGE 3.0, the Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment version 3.0.
This website is a complete description of the IMAGE 3.0, the Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment version 3.0, not an update to earlier versions.
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* The website has been prepared for those working at the science-policy interface, a client, partner or user for assessments with IMAGE 3.0.
All components of the model are described in broad terms, with a focus on functionalities, feedbacks, uncertainties, and possible policy applications.
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* All model components are described in broad terms, focusing on functionalities, feedbacks, uncertainties, and policy applications. For more detail, reference is made to underlying scientific papers, listed as key publications.
 
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* [[IMAGE framework introduction and [[IMAGE framework summary]] provide an introduction to IMAGE 3.0, and the main model setup.
The typical reader is someone working at the science-policy interface, a client or partner for assessments with IMAGE 3.0,  i.e. someone who has a general understanding of global environmental problems and the related policy challenges.  
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* All model components are described in Component pages. These can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding boxes in the Framework scheme presented at ([[Framework overview| Components overview]]. Components can be read separately. Clicking on the scheme icon top right, links back to the Components overview.
 
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* Each model component is described as follows: 1) Introduction and Input/Output Table, 2) Model description, 3) Policy issues, and 4) Data, uncertainties and limitations 5) All references.  
The results presented should illustrate the type of studies that can be carried out with IMAGE. They are based on recent IMAGE assessments, as far as possible taken from peer-reviewed literature or published PBL reports. For more detail, we refer to underlying scientific papers. These are indicated in every component as “Key publications”.
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Figures include a model flowchart, baseline results, and results for one or several policy interventions.
 
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* The results illustrate the type of studies that can be carried out with IMAGE.
==Set-up of this website==
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They are based on recent IMAGE assessments (see [[Applications]]), and as far as possible taken from peer-reviewed literature or published PBL reports. Thus, the underlying baselines may vary throughout the book.
A general introduction to IMAGE 3.0, and the main model setup can be found under the [[IMAGE framework introduction|introduction to the framework]] and the [[IMAGE_framework_summary|Image framework summary]].
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* [[Download]] page containing the setup for the User Support Systemto view IMAGE scenario results.
 
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The [[Framework overview]] gives a schematic view of the various model components.
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You can access all components from this overview to get a detailed description.  
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Every model component is described following the same structure:
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# Introduction with the in- and output variables;
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# Detailed model description;
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# Policy issues;
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# Data, uncertainty and limitations.
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Each description of a model component provides a model flow diagram, a figure with baseline results, and a figure with results for one (or several) policy interventions. The flows of information is mapped from inputs, via process steps to outputs, showing the relation to other parts of the model. The model description concentrates on key process steps, and gives reference to underlying scientific papers for more detail. Relevant policy applications to which the module can contribute are identified, including an example for baseline development and policy intervention, rounded off with generated reflection on uncertainties and limitations.  
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All of these aspects are provided on the sub-pages. To return to the framework overview, you can click on the icon given at the right top of each page.
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The scenario drivers for the IMAGE framework are described with a slightly different setup.  
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Each component is readable on its own, so that a person interested in a specific assessment area can start reading at the respective chapter.
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==Overviews==
 
==Overviews==
Further information can be found by looking at the overviews or by browsing the website.
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Further information can be found via overviews (menu option navigation) or by browsing the website (menu option browse wiki).
 
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Under 'Main overviews' the main overviews are provided, together with a list of all overviews on this wiki and some background information pages.
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Via browse data you can browse the website per category. This is the most direct way to search for the information if you already know what you are looking for. If you are looking for specific information you can also use the search function.
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For information or questions, please fill in the contact form.
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==Contact==
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For information or questions, please use the [[contact]] form.
 
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Revision as of 14:48, 19 June 2014

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Purpose and set-up of this website

  • This website presents a complete and concise description of IMAGE 3.0, the Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment version 3.0.
  • The website has been prepared for those working at the science-policy interface, a client, partner or user for assessments with IMAGE 3.0.
  • All model components are described in broad terms, focusing on functionalities, feedbacks, uncertainties, and policy applications. For more detail, reference is made to underlying scientific papers, listed as key publications.
  • [[IMAGE framework introduction and IMAGE framework summary provide an introduction to IMAGE 3.0, and the main model setup.
  • All model components are described in Component pages. These can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding boxes in the Framework scheme presented at ( Components overview. Components can be read separately. Clicking on the scheme icon top right, links back to the Components overview.
  • Each model component is described as follows: 1) Introduction and Input/Output Table, 2) Model description, 3) Policy issues, and 4) Data, uncertainties and limitations 5) All references.

Figures include a model flowchart, baseline results, and results for one or several policy interventions.

  • The results illustrate the type of studies that can be carried out with IMAGE.

They are based on recent IMAGE assessments (see Applications), and as far as possible taken from peer-reviewed literature or published PBL reports. Thus, the underlying baselines may vary throughout the book.

  • Download page containing the setup for the User Support Systemto view IMAGE scenario results.

Overviews

Further information can be found via overviews (menu option navigation) or by browsing the website (menu option browse wiki).

Contact

For information or questions, please use the contact form. }}