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Global Climate Modeling as Applied Science

Goodwin, William (2009) Global Climate Modeling as Applied Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I argue that the appropriate analogy for “understanding what makes simulation results reliable” in Global Climate Modeling is not with scientific experimentation or measurement, but—at least in the case of the use of global climate models for policy development—with the applications of science in engineering design problems. The prospects for using this analogy to argue for the quantitative reliability of GCMs are assessed and compared with other potential strategies.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Goodwin, William
Keywords: Global Climate Models, applied science, simulations
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Earth Sciences
Depositing User: William Mark Goodwin
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 20:52
Item ID: 4517

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