To learn about atmospheric processes and how they influence
temperature, we can use climate models.
Konrad is a single column model of the
atmosphere, from the surface upwards through the atmosphere.
This kind of model is called a 1D Radiative-Convective Equilibrium
(RCE) model, because the main processes involved are
Many real world processes are missing from konrad, including
cloud formation, winds and heat transport from the tropics to mid
Despite this, we can still use konrad to learn some interesting
things about the tropical atmosphere. For example, we can study
how the temperature depends on different gases,