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Title: The impact of ARM on climate modeling

Climate models are among humanity’s most ambitious and elaborate creations. They are designed to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, ocean, land surface, and cryosphere on time scales far beyond the limits of deterministic predictability and including the effects of time-dependent external forcings. The processes involved include radiative transfer, fluid dynamics, microphysics, and some aspects of geochemistry, biology, and ecology. The models explicitly simulate processes on spatial scales ranging from the circumference of Earth down to 100 km or smaller and implicitly include the effects of processes on even smaller scales down to a micron or so. In addition, the atmospheric component of a climate model can be called an atmospheric global circulation model (AGCM).
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  1. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New York, NY (United States)
  3. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0065-9401
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Meteorological Monographs
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57; Journal ID: ISSN 0065-9401
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States