Campus Units

Agronomy, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2001

Journal or Book Title

Climate Change 2001: The Scientific bases

First Page

583

Last Page

638

Abstract

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.

Comments

This chapter is from Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis, ed. J. T. Houghton, Y. Ding, D. J. Griggs, M. Noguer, P. J. vad der Linden, X. Dai, K. Maskell, C. A. Johnson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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