Astrophysics (index)

One Dimensional Climate Model

(Radiative-Convective Climate Model, 1D Climate Model)
(atmospheric model ignoring all horizontal motion)

A One Dimensional Climate Model (Radiative-Convective Climate Model or (1D Climate Model) is a model that includes energy transfer through radiation and convection but no winds, e.g., Hadley Cells, Vortices, Rossby Waves, etc. In modeling the climate of an Extra Solar Planet, it is a rough approximation and perhaps all that can be accomplished with any accuracy. James Kasting was a developer of such models.

In contrast, Three Dimensional Models can handle the additional phenomena explicitly.


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