Climate Models

Some articles on climate models, climate, model, models, climate model:

Climatology - Models
... Climate models use quantitative methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice ... a variety of purposes from study of the dynamics of the weather and climate system to projections of future climate ... All climate models balance, or very nearly balance, incoming energy as short wave (including visible) electromagnetic radiation to the earth with outgoing energy as long wave (infrared ...
James Hansen - Research and Publications - Climate Model Development and Projections
... Vilhelm Bjerknes began the modern development of the general circulation model in the early 20th century ... It wasn't until the 1950s that the numerical models were getting close to being realistic ... Hansen's first contribution to numerical climate models came with the 1974 publication of the GISS model ...
Roy Spencer (scientist) - Views - Climate Change
... Spencer believes that most climate change is natural in origin, the result of long-term changes in the Earth’s albedo (sunlight reflectivity) and that ... "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming ... He also criticized climate models, saying "The people that have built the climate models that predict global warming believe they have sufficient physics in those models to predict the future ...
Antarctica Cooling Controversy - Origin of The Controversy
... in the interior of the Antarctica shows the lack of reliability of the models used for global warming predictions and even of climate theory in general ... observed trends are broadly consistent with the small magnitude of model-predicted temperature trends for Antarctica ... rebuttal to Crichton's claims was presented by the group Real Climate Long term temperature data from the Southern Hemisphere are hard to find, and by the time ...
Global Warming - Climate Models
... A climate model is a computerized representation of the five components of the climate system Atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, land surface, and biosphere ... Such models are based on physical principles including fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and radiative transfer ... possible, simplifications of the actual climate system are inevitable because of the constraints of available computer power and limitations in knowledge of the climate system ...

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