Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations

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This Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 3.1) focuses on the Climate models. Scientists extensively use mathematical models of Earth's climate, executed on the most powerful computers available, to examine hypotheses about past and present-day climates. Development of climate models is fully consistent with approaches being taken in many other fields of science dealing with very complex systems. These climate simulations provide a framework within which enhanced understanding of climate-relevant processes, along with improved observations, are merged into coherent projections of future climate change. This report describes the models and their ability to simulate current climate.

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vi, 124 p. : col. ill.

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Climate Change Science Program (U.S.). Subcommittee on Global Change Research. July 2008.

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  • Main Title: Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations
  • Added Title: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.1, July 2008
  • Series Title: Synthesis and Assessment Product

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This Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 3.1) focuses on the Climate models. Scientists extensively use mathematical models of Earth's climate, executed on the most powerful computers available, to examine hypotheses about past and present-day climates. Development of climate models is fully consistent with approaches being taken in many other fields of science dealing with very complex systems. These climate simulations provide a framework within which enhanced understanding of climate-relevant processes, along with improved observations, are merged into coherent projections of future climate change. This report describes the models and their ability to simulate current climate.

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vi, 124 p. : col. ill.

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This document does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or provide recommendations for regulatory action. Further information on the process for preparing Synthesis and Assessment products and the CCSP itself can be found at www.climatescience.gov.

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Climate Change Science Program (U.S.). Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations, book, July 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12024/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .