Accession Number:

ADA021703

Title:

Climatic Change,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

During the past four years interest in the problem of climatic change has greatly increased, due in part to growing recognition of its impact on human affairs. This has been matched by a surge of scientific research on nearly all aspects of the problem, especially the areas of climatic data analysis and climatic modeling for both present and past climates. During this period the large-scale distribution of global climate was successfully simulated by a variety of numerical models, and extensive efforts are underway to further improve their accuracy. Climate models have also been used in new diagnoses of the mechanisms of both past and possible future climatic changes, an activity which has underscored the need for more complete documentation of both recent instrumentally observed climatic changes and of those inferred from historical and paleoclimatic sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE