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Regional Climate Information—Evaluation and ProjectionsClimate Change 2001: The Scientific bases
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AbstractThis chapter assesses regional climate information from Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models (AOGCMs) and techniques used to enhance regional detail. These techniques have been substantially improved since the IPCC WGI Second Assessment Report (IPCC, 1996) (hereafter SAR) and have become more widely applied. They fall into three categories: high and variable resolution Atmosphere General Circulation Models (AGCMs); regional (or nested limited area) climate models (RCMs); and empirical/statistical and statistical/dynamical methods. The techniques exhibit different strengths and weaknesses and their use depends on the needs of specific applications.
Copyright OwnerCambridge University Press
Citation InformationF. Giorgi, B. Hewitson, J. Christensen, M. Hulme, et al.. "Regional Climate Information—Evaluation and Projections" Climate Change 2001: The Scientific bases (2001) p. 583 - 638
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