AIM/Common Database: A Tool for AIM Family Linkage
Several teams have been developing AIM models in different countries to analyze their own policy options to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Although they need to collect their own data, there are a lot of data that can be shared. The AIM/Common Database, consisting of common formats and code system, has therefore been developed as a tool for AIM Family linkage. There are several advantages by using this database. First, as the formats and code system are common, one team can use data collected by the other teams without special data conversion. Thus the duplication of data collection and conversion can be greatly avoided. It also helps in setting up country specific data by referring to the data provided by other teams. Second, outputs of one model can be used by another model without having to check the data formats. It helps to share the relevant outputs of different models in AIM family. Third, as AIM/Common Database can provide a user-friendly interface based on the common data format, it facilitates users to access input and output data stored in the database.
KeywordsData Table Code System International Energy Agency Magnetic Medium Code Table
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