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It seems that stochastic climate models are beginning to be fashionable. In this article, current theories of where noise comes from, its relation to chaos, and how temperamental a numerical treatment of noise in a climate model can be are all discussed. There are ways of avoiding common pitfalls.

This article is an abbreviated version of a lengthier article that is available online (DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-84-7-Penland).