Introduction to Climate Models

Introduction to Climate Models
By the end of this module the learner will be able to do the following:
  • Recall key concepts on the nature of atmospheric predictability on both short and long time scales and a variety of spatial scales
  • Explain similarities and differences in weather and climate models
  • Recount key components and forcing mechanisms included in climate models
  • Describe how climate models are tested and evaluated
  • List climate model strengths and weaknesses
  • Recall how and why climate models are tuned
  • Summarize for others “How Climate Models Work”