Demystifying Climate Models: A Users Guide To Earth System Models

byAndrew Gettelman, Richard B. Rood

Paperback | April 22, 2018

Demystifying Climate Models: A Users Guide To Earth System Models by Andrew Gettelman
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This book demystifies the models we use to simulate present and future climates, allowing readers to better understand how to use climate model results. In order to predict the future trajectory of the Earth's climate, climate-system simulation models are necessary. When and how do we trust climate model predictions? The book offers a framework for answering this question. It provides readers with a basic primer on climate and climate change, and offers non-technical explanations for how climate models are constructed, why they are uncertain, and what level of confidence we should place in them. It presents current results and the key uncertainties concerning them. Uncertainty is not a weakness but understanding uncertainty is a strength and a key part of using any model, including climate models. Case studies of how climate model output has been used and how it might be used in the future are provided. The ultimate goal of this book is to promote a better understanding of the structure and uncertainties of climate models among users, including scientists, engineers and policymakers.

Andrew Gettelman is a Scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics and Atmospheric Chemistry and Modeling Laboratories at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He is actively involved in developing atmosphere and chemistry components for global climate models at NCAR. Dr. Gettelman specializes in understanding and simula...
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Title:Demystifying Climate Models: A Users Guide To Earth System ModelsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:274 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:274 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:April 22, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662569647

ISBN - 13:9783662569641

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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