Gavin Schmidt

Articles by Gavin Schmidt

22 April 2008

The uncertainty in climate modeling

Claudia TebaldiGavin SchmidtJames MurphyLeonard A. Smith

Simulating the global ecosystem is complex, potentially involving infinite variables that describe and relate nature's chemical, physical, and biological processes.

21 February 2008

Tacit knowledge gets lost in translation with climate modeling

Reading this discussion, it's safe to say that any policy maker would get a pretty similar idea of what climate models can tell them, no matter which of us he talked to.

26 November 2007

Climate models produce projections, not probabilities

"I'm just a model whose intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood," Nina Simone may as well have sung. Models are fundamentally necessary in all sciences.