By Andrew Gettelman, Richard B. Rood
This publication demystifies the types we use to simulate current and destiny climates, permitting readers to raised know the way to exploit weather version effects. which will expect the long run trajectory of the Earth’s weather, climate-system simulation versions are worthy. while and the way can we belief weather version predictions? The e-book deals a framework for answering this question. It offers readers with a easy primer on weather and weather switch, and gives non-technical causes for a way weather versions are built, why they're doubtful, and what point of self assurance we should always position in them. It provides present effects and the foremost uncertainties bearing on them. Uncertainty isn't a weak point yet knowing uncertainty is a power and a key a part of utilizing any version, together with weather versions. Case reviews of ways weather version output has been used and the way it would be utilized in the longer term are supplied. the last word target of this e-book is to advertise a greater knowing of the constitution and uncertainties of weather versions between clients, together with scientists, engineers and policymakers.
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3. Key Points • • • • • The energy in the climate system comes from the sun. Greenhouse gases alter the flow of energy in the atmosphere. Water vapor, carbon dioxide and methane are critical greenhouse gases. Carbon and water flow through the components of the earth system. The climate system has cycles that evolve on many timescales from seconds to millions of years. 5/) which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Pdf. © The Author(s) 2016 A. B. 1007/978-3-662-48959-8_4 37 38 4 Essence of a Climate Model models are essentially giant spreadsheets inside of supercomputers. We also discuss how different types of models are constructed. Finally, we discuss exactly what it means to set these models up and “run” them on large (super) computers. These methods give us are a general way to think about climate models before diving into the details of what the models contain. 1 Scientiﬁc Principles in Climate Models Each of the components (submodels) and the individual processes must obey the basic physics and chemical laws of the world around us.
6 Sea ice forms in winter in high latitudes in the Arctic Ocean and in the Southern Ocean. The sea ice moves around and can grow and melt. The ice may last several years and is a year-round feature in most of the Arctic today. 3 Terrestrial Systems Most of the land surface is not covered by ice, however. Most of it is covered by plants: the terrestrial biosphere. There are also lakes and rivers that channel precipitation and return it to the ocean. The atmosphere and ocean cause changes over time in the composition of the land by erosion and processing of rock material.
Demystifying Climate Models: A Users Guide to Earth System Models by Andrew Gettelman, Richard B. Rood