GCMs (General Circulation Models or Global Climate Models) are computer programs based on fundamental physical, chemical, and biological equations that simulate Earth's climate in the past for verification and then predict it in the future.
First Large-Scale, Physics-Based
Space Weather Model Transitions Into Operation
This model can provides forecasters with one-to-four-day advance warning of 'solar storms'
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