MERGE response surface


Model name
MERGE response surface

Description
Model for Evaluating the Regional and Global Effects of GHG Reduction Policies (MERGE) was developed by the Electronic Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Stanford University.

The response surface methodology used is only intended to approximate the results from runs of the MERGE model generated as part of the EMF 22 exercise.

In some cases the assumptions used in the original models differ from those in C-LEARN runs that generate inputs for the response surface, and this may lead to further inaccuracies.

We believe, however, that the results of these models are are still accurate enough to be useful in providing a general sense of the likely impacts.

Further information
Alan S. Manne and Richard G. Richels. 2004. MERGE: An Integrated Assessment Model for Global Climate Change.