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Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol. 28)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 56-61
Joshua Introne , MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Robert Laubacher , MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Thomas Malone , MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Models play a central role for climate change policy-makers, but they're often so complex and computationally demanding that experts must run them and interpret their results. This reduces stakeholders' ability to explore alternative scenarios, increases perceptions of model complexity and opacity, and can ultimately reduce public confidence . The Radically Open Modeling Architecture (ROMA) is a Web service designed to address these problems by providing two core functionalities: the creation and running of surrogate simulations, which are fast approximations of much larger integrated assessment models, and a componentized view of models and stored model runs that allow clients to combine components to create new executable composite models.
modeling, modeling methodologies, simulation support systems, domain-specific architectures, earth science, atmospheric sciences

J. Introne, R. Laubacher and T. Malone, "Enabling Open Development Methodologies in Climate Change Assessment Modeling," in IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. , pp. 56-61, 2011.
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