Article ID: CBB001421044

Simulation and Understanding in the Study of Weather and Climate (2014)


Parker, Wendy S. (Author)

Perspectives on Science
Volume: 22, no. 3
Issue: 3
Pages: 336-356

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Article in a special issue, “Simulation, Visualization, and Scientific Understanding”
Language: English

In the study of weather and climate, the digital computer has allowed scientists to make existing theory more useful, both for prediction and for understanding. After characterizing two sorts of understanding commonly sought by scientists in this arena, I show how the use of the computer to (i) generate surrogate observational data, (ii) test physical hypotheses and (iii) experiment on models has helped to advance such understanding in significant ways.

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Authors & Contributors
Fleming, James Rodger
Heymann, Matthias
Edwards, Paul N.
Greene, Mott T.
Dahan Dalmedico, Amy
Morgan, Ruth A.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
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Columbia University Press
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Climate and climatology
Computer Simulation
Models and modeling in science
Climate change
Earth sciences
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
17th century
United States
Paris (France)
Club of Rome

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