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General Circulation Models
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
X Research, Technology and Engineering
Definition
Hydrodynamic models of the atmosphere on a grid or spectral resolution that determine the surface pressure and the vertical distributions of velocity, temperature, density, and water vapor as functions of time from the mass conservation and hydrostatic laws, the first law of thermodynamics, Newton's second law of motion, the equation of state, and the conservation law for water vapor. Abbreviated as GCM. Atmospheric general circulation models are abbreviated AGCM, while oceanic general circulation models are abbreviated OGCM.
Definition Source
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Glossary, Department of Energy
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/13661.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/13661
Used For
GCM (General Circulation Models)
Broader Term
climate models
Earth system science
Related Term
atmospheric circulation
simulation models
soil-atmosphere interactions
soil-plant-atmosphere interactions
Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer models
Spanish
Modelos de Circulación General
Term Number
13661