Model simulations on the earth's mean annual climate


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This paper reviews the physical background of Energy Balance Climate Models and evaluates the use of Sellers' and North's model in simulating the present climate. The sensitivity of themodels - with updated empirical constants - is tested for use in the ice-age problem. In this connection the seasonal model of North and Coakley was extended to include a more realisticcontinent-ocean distribution. A simulation of the temperature field with a full-size Northern hemisphere continental ice sheet proved to be in fair agreement with palaeoclimatic proxy data.



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Huybrechts, P. and Decleir, H. (1985): Model simulations on the earth's mean annual climate , in: M. Van Molle (ed.) : Recent Trends in Physical Geography in Belgium, Study Series of the VUB No. 20, pp. 173-191 .


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