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    For those with a little more than a casual interest in issues of climate models here is a partial reading/study list put out by an acquaintance of mine who is teaching a graduate level class on computer modelling for students who have very little climate or computer focus in their education.

    Claussen, M. (2007). Climate system models – a brief introduction. Developments in Quaternary Science, 7, 495-497.

    Dahan, A. (2010). Putting the Earth System in a numerical box? The evolution from climate modeling toward global change. Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 41(3), 282-292.

    Lenton, T. M., Held, H., Kriegler, E., Hall, J. W., Lucht, W., Rahmstorf, S., & Schellnhuber, H. J. (2008). Tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(6), 1786-93.

    Liepert, B. G. (2010). The physical concept of climate forcing. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1(6), 786-802.

    Lynch, P. (2008). The origins of computer weather prediction and climate modeling. Journal of Computational Physics, 227(7), 3431-3444.

    Ramanathan, V., & Feng, Y. (2008). On avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system: Formidable challenges ahead. Proc. of the Nat. Acad. of Sciences, 105(38), 14245-14250.


    Rind, D. (1999). Complexity and Climate. Science, 284(5411), 105-107.


    Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, Å., Chapin, F. S., Lambin, E., Lenton, T. M., et al. (2009). Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society, 14(2), 32.


    Staniforth, a, & Wood, N. (2008). Aspects of the dynamical core of a nonhydrostatic, deep-atmosphere, unified weather and climate-prediction model. Journal of Computational Physics, 227(7), 3445-3464


    Sterman, J. D., Jr, E. R., & Oreskes, N. (1994). The Meaning of Models. Science, 264(5157), 329-331


    Weart, S. (2010). The development of general circulation models of climate. Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 41(3), 208-217.


    (I'll add more to the list from time to time, but this is a selection that should help anyone with a basic math-science background get up to a basic competency understanding of Climate models)
     
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    Also one might try "Horton Hears a Who" by Dr. Suess if they are so inclined to read fictional literature such as written about man made Climate Change.
     
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    That seems about your speed and level of reading comprehension, but I guess that stands you ahead of most of your compatriots around here.
     
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