validation

By admin_wla | Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:13
Comparing a climate model's predictions with observations of the real climate, in order to test the reliability and accuracy of the model. The most obvious way to test a climate model is to use it to analyze past events, and then see whether its simulated prediction 'came true,' or how close it was to being correct. Source: NASA (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Glossary)