A reading that explains Earth’s equable climate in the past using the theories, Hadley Cells, Convective Cloud Feedback, Polar Stratospheric Clouds, and Tropical Cyclones.

Students will learn about Earth’s equable climate. They can use this reading to understand role of the Hadley Cell in detail, how Hadley Cells transport heat in the atmosphere and its contribution towards Earth’s equable climate in the past.

Use this tool to help students find answers to:

    1. What is the evidence for an equable climate on Earth in the past?
    2. How do  Hadley Cells transport heat in the atmosphere?

About the tool:

Tool Name Equable Climate Dynamics
Discipline Earth Sciences, Physics
Topic(s) in Discipline Hadley Cells, Angular Momentum, Convective Cloud Feedback, Polar Stratospheric Clouds, Tropical Cyclones
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere
Type of Tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by Mark E. Piana
Hosted at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Link https://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/research/equable/index.html
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic