Climate Model Inadequacies of Earth’s Radiative Budget

By | April 21, 2015

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One of the most challenging and important problems facing today’s general circulation models of the atmosphere is how to accurately simulate the physics of earth’s radiative energy balance. Of this task, Harries (2000)1 wrote that “progress is excellent, on-going research is fascinating, but we have still a great deal to understand about the physics of climate.