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George Hadley (1685 – 1768), an Age of Enlightenment citizen, lawyer and amateur meteorologist made a major contribution to climatology through an interest in the Trade Winds. He worked inductively using ships weather logs to produce a theory about atmospheric circulation. Named after him, the Hadley cell is the only portion of the atmospheric circulation […]

We still don’t understand how the atmosphere circulation works, so it is incredible that the computer modelers imagined it could be simulated. Of course, this is beyond the question of the basis for the models. There is simply insufficient surface weather data, and it is worse above the surface.