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## Time-Dependent Energy Balance Model

This class is intended to complement a Coursera class called Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change, which presents much of the background to the material here. In this class you'll be using spreadsheets (maybe) and Python (definitely) to do some simple numerical calculations on topics in Earth System Science. The model you'll be working on this week is based on material from Unit 3 of that class, called First Climate Model. ...
2 个视频 （总计 7 分钟）, 6 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
2 个视频
Welcome3分钟
How the Model Works3分钟
6 个阅读材料
Tips for Using Spreadsheets for Numerical Simulation10分钟
Tips for Getting Started Coding10分钟
Model Formulation10分钟
How to Solve Using a Spreadsheet10分钟
How to Encode into Python or Fortran10分钟
1 个练习
Code Tricks: Heat Capacity, Time Steps, and Equilibration Time8分钟
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## Iterative Runaway Ice-Albedo Feedback Model

The ideas behind this model were explained in Unit 7, Feedbacks, in Part I of this class. First we get to generate simple linear "parameterization" functions of planetary albedo and the latitude to which ice forms (colder = lower latitude ice). Second, for any given value of the solar constant, L, we'll use iteration to find consistent values of albedo and T, to show the effect of the ice albedo feedback on Earth's temperature, running away to fall into the dreaded "snowball Earth". ...
1 个视频 （总计 5 分钟）, 3 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
1 个视频
3 个阅读材料
Parameterized Relationship Between T, Ice Latitude, and Albedo10分钟
Coding Instructions10分钟
1 个练习
Code Trick: Hysteresis Into and Out Of the Snowball4分钟
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## Ice Sheet Dynamics

Ice flows like extra-thick molasses, downhill. The shape of the ice sheet (altitude versus distance across) is determined by the relationship between ice surface slope and the flow rate of the ice. ...
1 个视频 （总计 5 分钟）, 3 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
1 个视频
3 个阅读材料
Model Formulation10分钟
Coding10分钟
1 个练习
Code Tricks: Time Steps, Snowfall, and Elevation10分钟
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## Pressure, Rotation, and Fluid Flow

Planetary rotation and fluid flow were explained in Part I of this class, Unit 6, on Weather and Climate. ...
1 个视频 （总计 7 分钟）, 1 个阅读材料, 6 个测验
1 个视频
1 个阅读材料
Model Description10分钟
2 个练习
Code Trick: Geostrophic Flow and a Drifting Rossby Wave4分钟
Code Trick: Gyre Circulation with Westward Intensification6分钟
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I would love some more excercises, more modeling concepts. A great experience after all!

A challenging course that gives a basic insight to the world of climate modelling

## 讲师

### David Archer

Professor
Geophysical Sciences

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