• Scientific models are useful tools for scientists.
  • Most of Earth's systems are extremely complex.
  • Models allow scientists to work with systems that are nearly impossible to study as a whole.
  • Models can be used to make predictions.
  • The best ones take into account the most factors.
  • The more computing power that goes into the model and the care with which the scientists construct the model can increase the chances that a model will be accurate.
  • A reasonably accurate climate model needs the most powerful computers.
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