Chapter 2. A History of and Introduction to Climate Models

  1. Kendal McGuffie1 and
  2. Ann Henderson-Sellers2

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470857617.ch2

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. (2005) A History of and Introduction to Climate Models, in A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857617.ch2

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:

  • radiation;
  • dynamics;
  • radiative–convective (RC);
  • diurnal cycle;
  • Bryan–Cox–Semtner model;
  • null parameterization;
  • random variability;
  • sub-gridscale process;
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introducing climate modelling

  • Types of climate models

  • History of climate modelling

  • Sensitivity of climate models

  • Parameterization of climatic processes

  • Simulation of the full, interacting climate system: one goal of modelling

  • Recommended reading