The General Circulation Model & Climate Change


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Complex global climate models take into account:

1. Atmosphere
2. Ocean currents
3. Glacier ice
4. Land forms

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1. General circulation models are also known as


A general circulation model:

1. Can easily be run on your home computer
2. Can help identify possible causes of climate change
3. Models past, present, and future climates
4. Uses physics and math equations to model the circulation of the atmosphere and oceans

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you assess your skill level in the area of the general circulation model and climate change. We will be asking about the terms and principles of this topic, presenting choices between several different answers, to see if you need to enhance your knowledge on modeling climate change.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will assess your understanding on topics like:

  • An alternate name for general circulation models
  • The makeup of a general circulation model
  • General circulation model inputs

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding characteristics of a general circulation model and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding outputs of a general circulation model
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify characteristics of complex global climate models

Additional Learning

There are sources of additional information available. Try the lesson called The General Circulation Model & Climate Change that provides discussion of:

  • Global warming
  • Contributors to climate change
  • Factors that go into modeling