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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003

Climate models are an attempt to simulate and predict changes to the climate system. The climate system consists of five

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

The study of climate systems by the use of computer programs, such as the various forms of general circulation model

general circulation model

general circulation model  

(GCM)A computer simulation of the general circulation of the atmosphere for purposes of climatological studies. The atmosphere is contained within a notional three-dimensional grid and its condition ...
ocean current

ocean current  

Large-scale water movement in an ocean, arising from three main causes: (a) wind stresses acting on the surface of the sea; (b) tidal motion caused by the variable attractions of the Sun and Moon; ...
water Vapor

water Vapor  

The gaseous form of water, present in the atmosphere in varying amounts. It is an intermediate stage in the hydrological cycle. Water vapour in the atmosphere represents 0.01% of the total water ...
Younger Dryas

Younger Dryas  

A stadial or relatively cold period from about 12 900 to 11 600 years ago, which interrupted the warming of the Earth after the last ice age.

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