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 of an Atmosphere 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.


Referenced by:
Subgrid-Scale Physics