Day: December 15, 2018

Climate Change Model Verification

Climate Change Model Verification

Climate Change Model Verification

12/15/18

“How can we verify climate change models?”

 

Climate models are extremely useful for helping us predict the impacts of climate change. But how can we verify them? Well, what if we were to map their mathematical functions to historical data and see if they accurately predict temperature rises? If it turns out to be correct, then the model has a good chance of being valid. This Climate Model Verification, often known as hindcasting, gives our methods validity for future policy work.

 

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