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This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change. This class assumes that you are new to Python programming (and this is indeed a great way to learn Python!), but that you will be able to pick up an elementary knowledge of Python syntax from another class or from on-line tutorials....
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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. ...
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2 vídeos (Total de 7 min), 6 leituras, 3 testes
Video2 videos
How the Model Works3min
Reading6 leituras
Scripting and Spreadsheets10min
Tips for Using Spreadsheets for Numerical Simulation10min
Tips for Getting Started Coding10min
Model Formulation10min
How to Solve Using a Spreadsheet10min
How to Encode into Python or Fortran10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Code Tricks: Heat Capacity, Time Steps, and Equilibration Time8min

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6 horas para concluir

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". ...
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1 vídeo (Total de 5 min), 3 leituras, 3 testes
Video1 vídeos
Reading3 leituras
Parameterized Relationship Between T, Ice Latitude, and Albedo10min
Spreadsheet Instructions10min
Coding Instructions10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Code Trick: Hysteresis Into and Out Of the Snowball4min

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6 horas para concluir

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. ...
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1 vídeo (Total de 5 min), 3 leituras, 3 testes
Video1 vídeos
Reading3 leituras
Model Formulation10min
Spreadsheet Tips10min
Coding10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Code Tricks: Time Steps, Snowfall, and Elevation10min

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11 horas para concluir

Pressure, Rotation, and Fluid Flow

Planetary rotation and fluid flow were explained in Part I of this class, Unit 6, on Weather and Climate. ...
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1 vídeo (Total de 7 min), 1 leitura, 6 testes
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Reading1 leituras
Model Description10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Code Trick: Geostrophic Flow and a Drifting Rossby Wave4min
Code Trick: Gyre Circulation with Westward Intensification6min
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por ISFeb 16th 2017

I would love some more excercises, more modeling concepts. A great experience after all!

por SKJan 18th 2018

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

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