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Centre for Climate Change

Physical Climate and Modelling

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Earth’s climate system is an extremely complex, interactive system which consists of the atmosphere, land surface, snow, ice, oceans, and any other bodies of water and all the living things that call it home. When observing physical climate, this is often defined in terms of weather events, e.g. temperature and precipitation in various regional, on different time scales such as days, years, decades, etc.

Climate models are the tools researchers use to demonstrate the complex physical climate systems taking place around the world every day, and while there is a great deal of uncertainty, in recent years these models have improved significantly.  Models are now able to include elements of the carbon and nitrogen cycles, interactive or dynamic vegetation ecosystems and an improved description of atmospheric circulation and processes.  Predicting future climate change at both global and regional levels, researchers move closer every day to representing physical processes as close to reality as possible.

Researchers

A. Arain,  Email: arainm@mcmaster.ca

P. Coulibaly, Email: couliba@mcmaster.ca

I. K. Tsanis, Email:  tsanis@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster Centre for Climate Change 
Burke Sciences Building, Room 323
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.23313 

Email Inquiries:
climate@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca