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New NCAR Climate System Model Shows Earth's Surface Temperature To Rise 0.2 K Per Decade

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December 15, 1998
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The earth's mean surface temperature is expected to rise nearly 0.2 Kelvin (one-third degree Fahrenheit) per decade over the next four decades, according to a new modeling study using the climate system model (CSM-1) developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

BOULDER--The earth's mean surface temperature is expected to rise nearly 0.2 Kelvin (one-third degree Fahrenheit) per decade over the next four decades, according to a new modeling study using the climate system model (CSM-1) developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). NCAR scientists have just completed 170 years (1870-2040) of their two-century simulation of the earth's climate through 2100. NCAR's Byron Boville presented these results December 9 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Other results expected by the end of the year will include climate changes related to precipitation, cloudiness, and basin-scale run-off. NCAR's primary sponsor, the National Science Foundation (NSF), funded the research, with additional computing time provided by the Electric Power Research Institute.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "New NCAR Climate System Model Shows Earth's Surface Temperature To Rise 0.2 K Per Decade." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 December 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214121158.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (1998, December 15). New NCAR Climate System Model Shows Earth's Surface Temperature To Rise 0.2 K Per Decade. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214121158.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "New NCAR Climate System Model Shows Earth's Surface Temperature To Rise 0.2 K Per Decade." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214121158.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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