Planning for Community Resilience

Climate Change

Prediction Models


Models of how global and regional climate systems function are developed based on the known physics and chemistry of interactions between the atmosphere, land surface, and oceans driven by input of energy from the Sun. As these models have become more sophisticated in their ability to accurately capture these interactions at finer spatial scales and time-steps, it has become apparent that observed changes in global temperature and precipitation can only be explained as a result of human activities modifying the climate system Climate change prediction models allow us to explore future climate scenarios for better preparedness and ability to safeguard our future.

Animation of Global Coupled Climate Models (Photo Credit: NCDC . Source)

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