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Title: Observations Necessary for Useful Global Climate Models
Primary Author: Harrison H. Schmitt
Secondary Author(s): N/A
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summary: Critical differences exist between scientists who observe weather and climate and those who attempt to model nature’s complexities. The modelers believe complex mathematics and broad assumptions can forecast the future of climate, Earth’s most complex system. Long-term observation is essential.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
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