Here’s a very nice video explaining the basics of how climate models work, produced by the folks at IPSL in Paris. This version is French with English subtitles – for the francophones out there, you’ll notice the narration is a little more detailed than the subtitles. I particularly like bit where the earth grid is unpeeled and fed into the supercomputers:

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The original (without the English subtitles) is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CEADSMCOM

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  3. That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing. It makes me wish I knew more French.

    [Moi aussi - Steve]

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