A reading titled ‘Simple Models of Climate Change’ by Spencer Weart hosted on the website of Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. This reading is a supplement to Spencer Weart’s book titled, ‘The Discovery of Global Warming’. This reading provides a history of climate change models from 1950 and how they evolved over time.
Students will learn about various topics in physics and earth sciences such as the greenhouse effect, atmospheric radiation, heat transfer, and general atmospheric circulation models. They will also learn how some ideas – correct and incorrect, about climate sciences were theorised and evolved with time.
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|Simple Models of Climate Change
|Physics, Earth Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Climate Physics, Climate Models, Atmospheric Circulation, Heat Transport, Radiation, Chaos Theory
|Planetary Energy Balance
|Type of tool
|High School, Undergraduate
|Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics