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Introduction to Climate Change and Climate Models

  • Mrinmoy MajumderEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Climate change is defined as the change in the weather pattern of a region. The models which are employed to predict climate change of the future are collectively called as climate models. The present note describes the formation, structures, and working principles of global as well as regional climate models. The note also describes the climate change scenarios that are presently created.

Keywords

Climate climate models global warming IPCC 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors would like to state that the above article is only for education purpose. The concepts are well discussed in different literatures. The reason for addition was merely to educate readers about development of climate models.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Water Resources EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Regional Center, National Afforestation and Eco-development BoardJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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