Dissecting Differences in Climate Models

Dissecting Differences in IPCC Predictions

Absolute, spectrally resolved radiance constitutes a language of climate forecast model intercomparison that will become increasingly important through the analysis of secular trends, seasonal variability, and geographic distribution of predicted radiance for each of the major climate forecast models. The need to develop this language of climate forecast inter-comparison, as an essential part of understanding and dissecting differences, is compounded by the importance of establishing regional trends in the horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature, water vapor and cloud optical depth.