Wonderland climate model

Authors

  • J. Hansen,

  • R. Ruedy,

  • A. Lacis,

  • G. Russell,

  • M. Sato,

  • J. Lerner,

  • D. Rind,

  • P. Stone


Abstract

We obtain a highly efficient global climate model by defining a sector version (120° of longitude) of the coarse resolution Goddard Institute for Space Studies model II. The geography of Wonderland is chosen such that the amount of land as a function of latitude is the same as on Earth. We show that the zonal mean climate of the Wonderland model is very similar to that of the parent model II.

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