Climate Modeling Archives - State of the Planet

map of peat samples

Northern Peatlands Contain Twice as Much Carbon as Previously Thought

New findings double potential emissions from these areas, with big implications for climate modeling.

by |October 21, 2019
hadley cell atmospheric circulation

Columbia Researchers Provide New Evidence on the Reliability of Climate Modeling

Observational data confirms that Hadley cell circulation is weakening, which has important consequences for future rainfall in the subtropics.

by |June 24, 2019
clouds

Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

A new study uses machine learning to better represent clouds in climate models, which helps to predict the climate’s response to rising levels of greenhouse gases.

by |June 21, 2018
temperatures based on climate model

What Are Climate Models and How Accurate Are They?

How past climate data improves our understanding of climate change and helps predict its impacts.

by |May 18, 2018

New Sustainability Science Program Features Course on Climate Science for Decision-Makers

Understanding the range of climate risks requires understanding the way in which climate models are built and the assumptions that underpin them.

by |April 12, 2018