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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 of an atmosphere that includes energy transfer through radiation and convection but no winds, e.g., missing Hadley cells, vortices, Rossby waves, etc. In modeling the climate of an extra-solar planet, it is a rough approximation and for many exoplanets, likely all that can be accomplished with any accuracy. James Kasting developed such models.

In contrast, three dimensional models handle the additional phenomena explicitly.

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subgrid-scale physics