Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Should there be any mistakes the Bunny will disavow all knowledge of your actions

Eli has found a new toy, a simple energy balance global climate model, which fulfills Box's dictum that all models are wrong, but some are useful.  Brought to you by the folks at Monash University the Monash Simple Climate Model

is based on the Globally Resolved Energy Balance (GREB) model, which is a climate model published by Dommenget and Floeter [2011] in the international peer review science journal Climate Dynamics. The model simulates most of the main physical processes in the climate system in a very simplistic way and therefore allows very fast and simple climate model simulations on a normal PC computer. Despite its simplicity the model simulates the climate response to external forcings, such as doubling of the CO2 concentrations very realistically (similar to state of the art climate models).
The Monash simple climate model web-interface allows you to study the results of more than a 1000 different model experiments in an interactive way and it allows you to study a number of tutorials on the interactions of physical processes in the climate system.

Please note, that this is still a Test Version. Not everything we present here will be perfect. Indeed, many aspects of this interface need to be improved. Please help us to improve this by sending us your feedback. In particular if you think that some of the things we present here does not make sense or has errors in it.

For more details on the climate model please see -> GREB-model
So, if the bunnies are interested, give it a whirl and provide feedback:)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dr. Lumpus Spookytooth, phd.

@Eli

will you please provide the table of the listed feedback values? I am curious to see forcing values for black carbon and aerosols, along with a couple other ones.

EliRabett said...

Look at the title of the post. The Monash folks have the information, however, you might first want to look at the tutorials and learn more (about climate, models, etc.)

Russell said...

Lumpus must first reveal how Spookydontid albedo and black carbon optical depth footprints have evolved since his debut alongside Hallucigenia sparsa in the Burgess shale

Jeffrey Davis said...

From the runs of the model I looked at, it looks like Tibet takes it in the 'nads.

So to speak.

Which means India, China, and most of SE Asia suffer next.

And, then, I imagine, we all die.

Russell said...

TIbet !

There goes our friend, Aphodius hoderi.

Ron Broberg said...

Good morning, Mr Rabett.
Good link. Thank you.

kai said...

eli, kai tells you that this simple model is pure shit, since it always gives high temperatures and never colder ones, which cannot be.

tell your climate model friends that they should dramatically increase performance and the model should reflect that since 16 years the global temperatures don't rise.

kai said...

eli, and please kai asks you to tell stoat that he is big asshole full of sbnobism about his ridiculous titles and how to address him: billie conoly is the master of british pseudo-aristocratic arrogance. this poor boy whants to be a lord, earl, prince, has no higher education in science, does not even admit, that he is a poor computer programmer and pc supporter, but wants deceive the public that he is no big man.

Joe said...

I try not to make people look stupid UNLESS they do it to themselves...
But Mr. Rabett fails in the understanding department of the mechanical components involved with our planet for statistical data analysis for a cherry picked period and NOT the overall history of our planet.
Many, many areas of science have NOT been investigated or simply ignore for the mathematical equation that does NOT work when applying the data back to an actual orb.
Here is an area missed:
http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/guest/lalonde-joe/world-calculations.pdf
http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/guest/lalonde-joe/world-calculations-2.pdf

Also at the 48 degree latitude is where water changes directions...where are the glaciers that are suppose to provide the water?

Michael Tobis said...

They definitely should publish the source. I left feedback to that effect.

It might get a lot more attention if they did.