Agronomy, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
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Climate Change 2001: The Scientific bases
This chapter assesses regional climate information from Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models (AOGCMs) and techniques used to enhance regional detail. These techniques have been substantially improved since the IPCC WGI Second Assessment Report (IPCC, 1996) (hereafter SAR) and have become more widely applied. They fall into three categories: high and variable resolution Atmosphere General Circulation Models (AGCMs); regional (or nested limited area) climate models (RCMs); and empirical/statistical and statistical/dynamical methods. The techniques exhibit different strengths and weaknesses and their use depends on the needs of specific applications.
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Cambridge University Press
Giorgi, F.; Hewitson, B.; Arritt, R.; Gutowski, W.; Knutson, T.; Landsea, C.; and et al, "Regional Climate Information—Evaluation and Projections" (2001). Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications. 110.