Research Methods

Modeling in Scientific Research

by Anne E. Egger, Ph.D., Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

EdGCM: Climate Modeling for Research and Education

The EdGCM Project develops and distributes a research-quality global climate model (GCM) with a user-friendly interface that runs on desktop computers. Anyone can explore the subject of climate change using the same methods and tools that scientists employ.

General Circulation Models of Climate

Spencer Weart, AIP - This essay gives more in-depth, historical background on the development of global climate models.

Biography

Vilhelm Bjerknes

Vilhelm Bjerknes

NASA Earth Observatory

Classics

Bjerknes' proposal for numerical weather prediction

NOAA - proposal written by V. Bjerknes on weather prediction as published in the Magazine of Meteorology, January 1904.

News & Events

Climate Models Match Well With Current Observations

U.S. News & World Report

Research

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Univ. of Minnesota - The world's only fluid-mechanics laboratory that uses a natural waterfall as its prime water source.

Community Climate System Model

UCAR - A freely available global atmosphere model for use by the wider climate research community.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education