What is a climate model ...

... and five more questions we have always wanted to ask a climate modeler

There are words and terms, where we don't really have a certain picture on our mind, when we read them or hear about them in the news. We get a vague idea, what they could mean - but we do not know it for certain. 

The term "climate model" is one of them. Somehow it always needs an explanation, but you rarely get them. We want to change that. Our climate model expert Helge Gößling is answering our questions and explains, what is meant when scientists use the general term "climate model" and what they are actually working on. 

Our expert answering is:

Dr Helge Gößling