Category Archives: climate models

Model structural uncertainty – are GCMs the best tools?

by Judith Curry

Rarely are the following questions asked:  Is the approach that we are taking to climate modeling adequate?  Could other model structural forms be more useful for advancing climate science and informing policy?

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On the AR4′s projected 0.2C/decade temperature increase

by Judith Curry

“For the next two decades a warming of about 0.2C per decade is expected for a range of emission scenarios.” – IPCC AR4

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The heart of the climate dynamics debate

by Judith Curry

Lennart Bengtsson’s recent statement on climate research has elicited a response from Andy Lacis, that directly points to the fundamental debate in climate dynamics.

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How simple is simple?

by Tomas Milanovic

This essay has been motivated by Isaac Held’s paper [link] arguing for possible emerging simplicity or even linearity in climate dynamics.

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UK-US Workshop Part IV: Limits of climate models for adaptation decision making

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on the utility of climate models for regional adaptation decisions.

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How far should we trust models?

by Judith Curry

In economics, climate science and public health, computer models help us decide how to act. But can we trust them? – Jon Turney

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Workshop on the Roles of Climate Models

by Judith Curry

I am in the Netherlands, attending a Workshop on The Roles of Climate Models: Epistemic, Ethical, and  Socio-political Perspectives.

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