Chapter 6. Practical Climate Modelling

  1. Kendal McGuffie1 and
  2. Ann Henderson-Sellers2

Published Online: 30 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470857617.ch6

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. (2005) Practical Climate Modelling, in A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857617.ch6

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



  • NetCDF (Network Common Data Format);
  • ALMA (Assistance for Land-surface Modelling Activities);
  • Earth System Modelling Framework (ESMF);
  • Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE);
  • Vegetation/Ecotype Modelling and Analysis Project (VEMAP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Working with climate models

  • Data interchange

  • Earth System Modelling Frameworks

  • Model evaluation

  • Exploitation of climate model predictions

  • Integrated assessment models

  • The future of climate modelling

  • Recommended reading