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EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > MODELS > COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS

Definition:
Component Process Models are models that are part of the Earth System
component, including Atmosphere, Ocean, Land Surface Processes, Hydrology,
Snow/Ice, Biospheric (vegetation, ocean biology) Chemistry, and Radiation.
These can be grouped together by a specific process type such as Cloud and
Precipitation Dynamics, Cloud-radiation feedback (Cloud-aerosol interaction,
Atmospheric-land surface coupling, atmosphere-ocean surface coupling, ocean-ice
coupling/interaction), land hydrology (run-off models), Transport models (e.g.
Pollution, Trace constituents) and others.


Reference:
http://www.asd.ssc.nasa.gov/m2m/coin_chart.aspx