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Storm activity over the North Sea and the Netherlands in two climate models compared with observations
January 1994
by J.J. Beersma (KNMI),

An intercomparison of wind characteristics over the North Sea and the Netherlands is made between the observations : control runs of the Canadian Climate Centre (CCC), second generation GCM and the ECHAM coupled ocean-atmosphere GCM, and the enhanced CO2 runs of these models.
The comparison of the control run and increased CO2 runs of the models shows only in a few cases a statistical significant change in the wind characteristics.
These differences are usually small compared to the differences between the control run and the observations.

Bibliographic data
Beersma, J.J., Storm activity over the North Sea and the Netherlands in two climate models compared with observations
KNMI publication: WR-94-02, 1/1/1994.
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