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Global Climate Modeling as Applied Science

Goodwin, William (2009) Global Climate Modeling as Applied Science. In: [2009] Models and Simulations 3 (Charlottesville, Virginia; March 5-7, 2009).

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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)
    Keywords: Global Climate Models, applied science, simulations
    Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
    General Issues > Models and Idealization
    Specific Sciences > Earth Sciences
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] Models and Simulations 3 (Charlottesville, Virginia; March 5-7, 2009)
    Depositing User: William Mark Goodwin
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4517

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