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Terms 
Definitions 
Resolution error 
Resolution error arises from the spatial and temporal resolution in measurement, datasets or models.
The possible error introduced by the chosen spatial and temporal resolutions can be assessed
by analyzing how sensitive results are to changes in the resolution. However, this is not as straightforward
as it looks, since the change in spatial and temporal scales in a model might require significant changes in
model structure or parameterizations. For instance, going from annual time steps to monthly time steps in a climate model requires the
inclusion of the seasonal cycle of insolation. Another problem can be that data are not available
at a higher resolution. 
Robust finding 
A robust finding is "one
that holds under a variety of approaches, methods, models, and
assumptions and one that is expected to be relatively unaffected by
uncertainties" (IPCC, 2001). Robust findings should be insensitive to most
known uncertainties, but may break down in the presence of
surprises. 
Robust policy 
A robust policy should be relatively insensitive to over or
underestimates of risk. That is, should the problem turn out
to be much better or much worse than expected, the policy
would still provide a reasonable way to proceed. 

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