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Calculating the Future

climate change ocean model and atmosphere model

This U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate change model that couples a 25 km-resolution ocean model with a 100 km-resolution atmosphere model.

Courtesy of Tony Rosati and Tom Delworth, NOAA/GFDL

Climate researchers have no shortage of scientific issues on which to expend computer power. The biggest problem is choosing which one to tackle first.

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