(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Uncertainty in regional climate modelling : a review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FOLEY A.M. (1) ;
(1) National Univ., Maynooth, IRLANDE


In this paper, the cascade of uncertainty from emissions scenario to global model to regional climate model is explored. The initial part of the discussion focuses on uncertainties associated with human action, such as emissions of greenhouse gases. In the second part of the discussion, uncertainties associated with climate modelling are explored with emphasis on the implications for regional scale analysis. Such uncertainties include parameterizations and resolutions, initial and boundary conditions inherited from the driving global model, intermodel variability and issues surrounding the validation or verification of models. The paper concludes with a critique of approaches employed to quantify or cater for uncertainties highlighting the strengths and limitations of such approaches


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no5 [pp. 647-670]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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