Demystifying Climate Models

Demystifying Climate Models

“Most people have probably heard about climate models, but what are they? How do they work and what components do they contain? What kinds of data go into climate models and how are uncertainties handled? How can you combine insights from different systems of the earth, such as air, ocean and land? What kind of interactions occur in the climate system and how are those modeled?

How are climate models evaluated? What happens if some information is missing? How do forecasts differ from projections? What are the results of some current climate models? Can climate models be used to successfully predict intensity and frequency of extreme events? What kind of information can climate models give policymakers and other interested stakeholders? How do you accurately frame uncertainties?”

Demystifying Climate Models

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