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A Few Comments on the New Paper by Gavin Schmidt and Steven Sherwood

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In his post Schmidt and Sherwood on climate models, Andrew Montford of BishopHill commented on the new paper by Schmidt and Sherwood A practical philosophy of complex climate modelling (preprint). I haven’t yet studied the Schmidt and Sherwood paper in any detail, but in scanning it, a few things stood…

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Interesting Post at RealClimate about Modeled Absolute Global Surface Temperatures

We recently presented and discussed modeled and observed global surface temperatures in absolute terms. See the post On the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Surface Temperature – A Model-Data Comparison. The WattsUpWithThat cross post is here. Yesterday, Willis Eschenbach at WUWT furnished EXCEL spreadsheets that included the outputs of climate model simulations of global surface temperatures…

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Hump Day Hilarity – model the bouncing ball

Josh writes: Talking of Climate Models, there is another great Climate Audit post titled “Unprecedented” Model Discrepancy where Richard Betts, once again, provides cartoon inspiration in the comments. It’s a bit like watching a ball bouncing down a rocky hillside. You can predict some aspects of it behaviour but not others. You can predict it will…

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Claim: “golden age of climate science, models” is upon us

Latest Supercomputers Enable High-Resolution Climate Models, Truer Simulation of Extreme Weather Berkeley Lab researcher says climate science is entering a new golden age. Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using some of the most powerful supercomputers now available, Lawrence Berkeley National…