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By Thomas Stocker (auth.)

A three-tier strategy is gifted: (i) primary dynamical recommendations of weather tactics, (ii) their mathematical formula in response to stability equations, and (iii) the mandatory numerical innovations to resolve those equations. This booklet showcases the worldwide strength stability of the weather approach and suggestions techniques that ensure the weather sensitivity, initial-boundary worth difficulties, strength delivery within the weather method, large-scale ocean move and abrupt weather change.

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In this case, the calculation is restricted to either limited regions or an extremely short time of integration, hence not yet applicable for global climate studies. Figures from Ruddiman (2007). results. Although such models are already run on personal computers or clusters, for their integration period quite strong limitations exist. A simulation of a hundred years is already a large project! These models contain a large number of parameterisations. They are being developed at various centers globally (Hadley Centre, UK; MPI Hamburg, DE; NCAR, USA; NASA-GISS, USA and many others).

The MIT model in category 2/1) may be coupled to macro-economic models, which assess the economic effects of climate change and mitigation options. The latest developments at the Division of Climate and Environmental Physics, University of Bern, are devoted to models of category 3/2, where the ocean is threedimensional, but coarsely resolved. This model type can be combined with biogeochemical modules and represents an important novel instrument in paleoclimate research (Müller et al. 2006; Ritz et al.

Simulated large-scale precipitation patterns of multi-model means now compare quite well with observations. The averaging process smoothes out deviations of individual models and produces a distribution of precipitation which compares well with observations (Fig. 7). This is why, for the first time, a credible large-scale projection of future changes in precipitation could be provided in IPCC (2007). In preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC, all major modelling centers delivered standardized model simulations for the twentieth and twenty-first century for a reduced set of emissions scenarios.

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