Book Volume 2 2016
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Demystifying Climate Models

A Users Guide to Earth System Models

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ISBN: 978-3-662-48957-4 (Print) 978-3-662-48959-8 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Basic Principles and the Problem of Climate Forecasts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-12

      Key Concepts in Climate Modeling

    3. Chapter

      Pages 13-22

      Components of the Climate System

    4. Chapter

      Pages 23-35

      Climate Change and Global Warming

    5. Chapter

      Pages 37-58

      Essence of a Climate Model

  3. Model Mechanics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59

    2. Chapter

      Pages 61-85

      Simulating the Atmosphere

    3. Chapter

      Pages 87-108

      Simulating the Ocean and Sea Ice

    4. Chapter

      Pages 109-137

      Simulating Terrestrial Systems

    5. Chapter

      Pages 139-158

      Bringing the System Together: Coupling and Complexity

  4. Using Models

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

    2. Chapter

      Pages 161-176

      Model Evaluation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 177-197

      Predictability

    4. Chapter

      Pages 199-220

      Results of Current Models

    5. Chapter

      Pages 221-236

      Usability of Climate Model Projections by Practitioners

    6. Chapter

      Pages 237-253

      Summary and Final Thoughts

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 255-274