publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

One Model to Fit All? The Pursuit of Integrated Earth System Models in GAIM and AIMES

Uhrqvist, Ola;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: HSR (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Abstract
Images of Earth from space popularized the view of our planet as a single, fragile entity against the vastness and darkness of space. In the 1980s, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) was set up to produce a predictive understanding of this fragile entity as the ‘Earth System.’ In order to do so, the program sought to create a common research framework for the different disciplines involved. It suggested that integrated numerical models could provide such a framework. The paper historicizes the formation of the present ways of thinking about how the components are combined to produce policy-relevant knowledge about the ‘Earth System.’ The empiri...
Subjects
free text keywords: Naturwissenschaften, Science, earth governance; political history; computer modeling; International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; predictability; earth sciences and social sciences, Naturwissenschaften, Technik(wissenschaften), angewandte Wissenschaften, Natural Science and Engineering, Applied Sciences, Welt, Systemmodell, Naturwissenschaft, Modellentwicklung, natural sciences, system model, world, model construction, 29900, ddc:500
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

One Model to Fit All? The Pursuit of Integrated Earth System Models in GAIM and AIMES

Uhrqvist, Ola;