Global circulation models
global circulation models (GCM)
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- A type of mathematical model used to evaluate global change, particularly related to climatic change. GCMs are very complex and require supercomputers for their operation.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.