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Hansen et al. 2000

Hansen, J., R. Ruedy, A. Lacis, M. Sato, L. Nazarenko, N. Tausnev, I. Tegen, and D. Koch, 2000: Climate modeling in the global warming debate. In General Circulation Model Development. D. Randall, Ed. Academic Press, pp. 127-164.

Akio Arakaawa played a key role in the development of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) global climate models (GCMs). Along with Jule Charney, Arakawa also motivated us to use those models to analyze climate sensitivity and processes involved in global warming. The current suite of GISS models, ranging from the global ocean to the Earth's mesosphere and Mars, continues to have dynamical cores that are fundamentally based on Arakawa's numerical methods.

We summarize the origins of climate modeling at GISS in the 1970s and extension into a family of climate models. Our first model application was to the fundamental question of how sensitive the Earth's climate is to external forcings, such as changes of atmospheric composition and solar irradiance. We also discuss climate predictions based on models driven by realistic transient climate forcings. The topical question of "missing atmospheric absorption" is considered in the penultimate section. Finally, we present a summary perspective of gmlobal warming issues.

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  author={Hansen, J. and Ruedy, R. and Lacis, A. and Sato, M. and Nazarenko, L. and Tausnev, N. and Tegen, I. and Koch, D.},
  editor={Randall, D.},
  title={Climate modeling in the global warming debate},
  booktitle={General Circulation Model Development},
  publisher={Academic Press},
  address={San Diego},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ha00300h
AU  - Hansen, J.
AU  - Ruedy, R.
AU  - Lacis, A.
AU  - Sato, M.
AU  - Nazarenko, L.
AU  - Tausnev, N.
AU  - Tegen, I.
AU  - Koch, D.
ED  - Randall, D.
PY  - 2000
TI  - Climate modeling in the global warming debate
BT  - General Circulation Model Development
SP  - 127
EP  - 164
PB  - Academic Press
CY  - San Diego
ER  -

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