Hindcasting

Hindcasting is a process of testing computer models (e.g. climate change models), by having them compared to the actual historical observations to determine how well the models matched the historical record. A model that fails to history match will not produce realistic projections, so it requires altering the parameters to better fit the observations. If the model matches the observed temperature records, then it means it is matching the observations and is therefore more reliable.

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