Chapter 1. Climate

  1. Kendal McGuffie1 and
  2. Ann Henderson-Sellers2

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470857617.ch1

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. (2005) Climate, in A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857617.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    ANSTO Environment, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470857502

Online ISBN: 9780470857618

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Keywords:

  • Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs);
  • energy balance model (EBM);
  • Global Atmospheric Research Programme (GARP);
  • cryosphere;
  • quasi-cyclic fluctuation;
  • hydrochloro-fluorocarbons (HCFCs);
  • El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The components of climate

  • Climate change assessment

  • Climate forcings

  • Climate feedbacks and sensitivity

  • Range of questions for climate modelling

  • Recommended reading