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New Computer Model Advances Climate Change Research
August 18, 2010
Scientists can now study climate change in far more detail with powerful new computer software released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The Community Earth System Model will be one of the primary climate models used for the next assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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