Discovering Our Future
IM3 couples open-source, process-based, human and natural system models to project vulnerability and resilience from local to continental scales in the United States to both short- and long-term influences.
We are currently studying the responses of interacting energy, water, land, and urban systems to the following compounding influences over the course of the 21st century:
- Climate, including more severe heat waves and drought
- Population change and urbanization
- Other socioeconomic factors
- Energy transitions
- Technology change
Examples of research gaps we are trying to close:
- Key drivers of urban heat wave impacts and how these will evolve under a range of compounding influences
- Propagation of drought adaptation responses across energy-water-land-urban systems
- Compound effects of heat waves, drought, and electrification on the future electric grid
- Formal uncertainty characterization methods for computationally-intensive coupled models
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