Sep 18, 2012

A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling

National Research Council
The National Academies Press
  •  Emphasizes the needs for climate models to evolve substantially in order to deliver climate projections at the scale and level of detail desired by decision makers
  • Finds there are still efficiencies to be gained across the large and diverse U.S. climate modeling community
  • Outlines several recommendations and guidelines to accelerate progress in climate modeling
  • Explains that U.S. climate modelers will need to address an expanding breadth of scientific problems while striving to make predictions and projections more accurate
  • States progress toward this goal can be made through a combination of increasing model resolution, advances in observations, improved model physics, and more complete representations of the Earth system