A thorough update of a very popular text, now containing the very latest developments in this field. It examines the basis and mechanisms of all physically based climate models. Concepts fundamental to climate modelling are introduced through examples and analogies. The first goal of the text is to ascend the "climate modelling pyramid" to the three-dimensional general circulation climate model. The second is to encourage discriminating interpretation of the results of the climate models, enabling the reader to comprehend the relative complexities and applicabilities of the whole range of climate models, without needing to understand every step taken by a particular model. Contains a CD-ROM featuring the latest developments.
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About the Author
Kendal McGuffie, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ann Henderson-Sellers, Macquarie University, Australia
Table of ContentsClimate.
A History of and Introduction to Climate Models.
Energy Balance Models.
Computationally Efficient Models.
General Circulation Climate Models.
Evaluation and Exploitation of Climate Models.