How do climate models work identify the physical

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Unformatted text preview: k to the Earth, raising equilibrium temperature to 15C (from - 18C) CO2 emissions became an issue in 1950 (marked the sharp rise in emissions) In 2030, the predicted emissions mainly come from China Main cause of climate change is the amount of CO2 absorbed by atmosphere coming from deforestation and burning of fossil fuels. Greenhouse effect is called so because they have the same function as the glass on the roof of a greenhouse. How do climate models work?: Identify the physical principles underlying climate (these are well- known) Incorporate all of them into computer model that simulates workings of the entire system Check that it works well reproduce data known from the past PROBLEM: Climate is a non- linear system with lots of feedback loops Climate involves phenomena that span a wide range of...
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