To learn about atmospheric processes and how they influence temperature, we can use climate models. Konrad is a single column model of the tropical 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 radiative transfer and convection.
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Many real world processes are missing from konrad, including cloud formation, winds and heat transport from the tropics to mid or high latitudes. 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, solar irradiance, and convection.

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