Chapter 3. Energy Balance Models

  1. Kendal McGuffie1 and
  2. Ann Henderson-Sellers2

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470857617.ch3

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. (2005) Energy Balance Models, in A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857617.ch3

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:

  • greenhouse increment;
  • faint Sun–warm early Earth paradox;
  • geophysiology;
  • Daisyworld;
  • palaeoclimates;
  • small ice cap instability (SICI);
  • cap carbonates;
  • Neoproterozoic;
  • asthenosphere

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Balancing the planetary radiation budget

  • The structure of energy balance models

  • Parameterizing the climate system for energy balance models

  • BASIC models

  • Energy balance models and glacial cycles

  • Box models – another form of energy balance model

  • Energy balance models: deceptively simple models

  • Recommended reading