Slide 15: Statistical-dynamical models
These are generally 2-D, with one horizontal and one vertical dimension (although there are some models with two horizontal dimensions).
They combine the horizontal energy transfer of EBMs with the radiative-convective functions of RCMs.
However, the equator-pole transfer is more accurately simulated than in EBMs, based on theoretical and empirical relationships of the cellular flow between latitudes.
Energy diffusion is simulated using the laws of motion.
Statistical relationships define the windspeed and wind direction within the models.
These models are useful for simulating and studying horizontal energy flows, and processes that disrupt them.