A transient climate simulation is a mode of running a global climate model (GCM) in which a period of time (typically 1850-2100) is simulated with continuously-varying concentrations of greenhouse gases so that the climate of the model represents a realistic mode of possible change in the real world.
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... In an equilibrium simulation, time is merely a label and a given year or decade does not represent the simulation of a calendar year or decade ... Thus (by definition) a portion of a simulation labelled "2000-2030" represents 30 years, but not any particular 30 years ... In a transient simulation, instead of a sudden change in greenhouse gases and other forcings, the forcings are changed gradually, either in an idealised way (1% CO2 increase, for example) or a more ...
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