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An overview of climate models

Rao, Sankar M (1986) An overview of climate models. In: Earth and Planetary Sciences, 95 (3). pp. 447-484.


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A review with 94 refs. is given on climate models and results, esp. for the paleo-climatic scale. The climatic system is more stable than it was thought to be when Budyko-Sellers type models first came into existence. Even a $2\%$ decrease in solar radiation may not result in White Earth due to neg. feed-backs. A decrease in $CO_2$ to .apprx.200 ppm can result in White Earth. A doubling of $CO_2$ increases the surface temp. by an order of 1^. The total climatic system which is nonlinear can exhibit very long period internal oscillations, even of the order of 1,000,000 yr though none of the time consts. involved are in that range individually.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: climate models
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14375

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