This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been announced in Sweden. A Japan-born scientist has been recognized for his work on climate modeling.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the award is being shared by three laureates.
Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann helped our understanding of the earth's climate and it is affected by human behavior.
Manabe demonstrated how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere contributes to global warming.
It laid the foundation for the accurate prediction of rising temperatures.
Hasselmann's modeling showed the link between climate and weather, allowing scientists to prove that human-created emissions can increase temperatures in the atmosphere.
Another scientist, Giorgio Parisi, had a more abstract impact on physics.
His ability to identify patterns in complex systems helped scientists in various fields see order in seemingly random phenomena.
The chair of the prize committee says all three allowed us to gain deeper insight into complex physical systems.