climate model


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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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Specifically the project will examine the influence of local thermodynamics and large-scale circulation modes on observed precipitation extremes using new statistical methods which recognise the non-stationary nature of precipitation, and use these to identify climate model deficiencies in the representation of precipitation extremes.
Experts at Bristol University used a climate model - similar to those used in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - to simulate and investigate conditions in Middle Earth.
The Las Conchas fire emissions findings underscore the need to provide a framework to include realistic representation of carbonaceous aerosols in climate model, the researchers say.
Hansen's climate analyses have been based not only on the very basic physics that goes into climate model design, but on the detailed studies of the geological ice core and isotope records that are used to constrain and confirm climate model sensitivity.
Despite differences in climate model projections and the limitations of the models themselves, scientists agree that significant consequences from global warming will occur in this century, Dickinson notes.
The researchers' results were comparable to previous studies that have analysed air pollution and mortality; however, there was some variation depending on which climate model was used.
Scientists made the prediction using a new climate model which simulated the shrinking of glaciers in the archipelago.
The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) is a fully coupled global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.
Moreover, they say the latest climate model projections suggest that El Nino events will be accompanied more often by this combination tone wind pattern, which will also change the characteristics of future El Nino rainfall patterns.
To determine the seasonal impact of global warming in coming decades, Diffenbaugh and Scherer analyzed more than 50 climate model experiments -including computer simulations of the 21st century when global greenhouse gas concentrations are expected to increase, and simulations of the 20th century that accurately "predicted" Earth's climate during the last 50 years.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- A free NASA global climate model is available for high school and university desktop computers.
Increased El Nino frequency in a climate model forced by future greenhouse warming.

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