This movie explains how scientists build climate models.
Movie courtesy of NCAR.
Climate Model Grid Movie
This movie explains how Global Climate Models (GCM) are built. Atmospheric scientists use these complex computer models to study Earth's climate. GCMs can help us understand how our planet's climate might behave in the future. These models must perform many, many mathematical calculations. Scientists use some of the world's fastest supercomputers to run these complicated models.
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