Observed Temperatures vs. Climate Model Predictions (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption These maps show the observed (left) and model-predicted (right) air temperature trend from 1970 to 1999. The climate model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research is used here as an example. More than 50 such simulations were analyzed in the published study. Credit Koichi Sakaguchi Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used in conjunction with reporting/posting of this news release. Image/video credit must be included exactly as indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.