History of climate modeling

  title={History of climate modeling},
  author={Paul N. Edwards},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
  • P. N. Edwards
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
The history of climate modeling begins with conceptual models, followed in the 19th century by mathematical models of energy balance and radiative transfer, as well as simple analog models. Since the 1950s, the principal tools of climate science have been computer simulation models of the global general circulation. From the 1990s to the present, a trend toward increasingly comprehensive coupled models of the entire climate system has dominated the field. Climate model evaluation and… 

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