WHAT ARE GLOBAL CLIMATE MODELS?
A global climate model is a model that is used to predict climate change
over a period of time. It could be a model of one to three dimensions or
even have no dimensions like that of Energy Balance Models.
These models take into account various forcing- and anthropogenic
"Once historical and climatological data has been collected , we have
some idea of how the climate has changed in the past, and we also know
what atmospheric and biological conditions were associated with this
This allows us to build and test models of the interaction of climatic
variables. These models allow us some capacity to then establish how a
given change in certain factors will affect future climate."
University of the Western Cape