Chapter 4. Intermediate Complexity Models

  1. Kendal McGuffie1 and
  2. Ann Henderson-Sellers2

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470857617.ch4

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. (2005) Intermediate Complexity Models, in A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857617.ch4

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:

  • stratosphere;
  • albedo;
  • atmospheric Bowen ratio;
  • Coriolis force;
  • prototype;
  • baroclinic eddies;
  • Energy and Moisture Balance Model (EMBM);
  • two-and-a-half-dimensional model;
  • MoBidiC (Modèle Bidimensionnel du Climat)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why lower complexity?

  • One-dimensional radiative–convective models

  • Radiation: the driver of climate

  • Convective adjustment

  • Sensitivity experiments with radiative–convective models

  • Development of radiative–convective models

  • Two-dimensional statistical dynamical climate models

  • The EMIC spectrum

  • Why are some climate modellers Flatlanders?

  • Recommended reading