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climate model

[′klī·mət ‚mäd·əl]
(climatology)
A mathematical representation of the earth's climate system capable of simulating its behavior under present and altered conditions.
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Climate models suggest that the warming expected later this century will render many new regions susceptible to malaria, says Tracey Holloway of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To date, climate models ignored the nutrient requirements for new vegetation growth, assuming that all plants on earth had access to as much "plant food" as they needed.
Using wind and ocean-temperature 5g measurements in climate models, scientists can predict El Ninos 6 to 8 months before they arrive.
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Climate models have confirmed that as a result of human-induced global warming, the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is increasing.
Results of many computerized climate models suggest that continuation of the current increase in average global temperature will boost evaporation from the oceans.
They suggest that future climate models should take stratospheric ozone into account.
The five climate models suggest that at latitudes above 60[degrees]N--about that of Oslo, Norway, and Seward, Alaska--average annual temperatures will increase over the next century somewhere between 3.
Information gathered by whales and other marine mammals could lead to improved climate models and enable researchers to separate natural short-term cycles in ocean conditions from longer-term change driven by global warming, the researchers suggest.
Washington, August 9(ANI): Scientists have analyzed seven different climate models to come to the conclusion that human-induced land cover changes (LCCs), such as the clearing of forests for farming, can affect climate.
Furthermore, current climate models suggest that the ITCZ is pushed farther south during ice ages and that prevailing winds over the Wahiba Sands during those periods flow from the northwest.
The behaviour of clouds is the great unknown quantity in current climate models.
This small change, he contends, is useful only as a theoretical test for climate models.

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