|“This model explores the “Gaia hypothesis”, which considers the Earth as a single, self-regulating system including both living and non-living parts. In particular, this model explores how living organisms both alter and are altered by climate, which is non-living. The example organisms are daisies and the climatic factor considered is temperature.”|
The interactive simulations in this tool help students understand blackbody radiation and the effect of albedo on the temperature of a planet.
|This laboratory activity involves creating an Energy Balance Model for planet Earth by writing code in MATLAB or Mathematica. Students create their model that focuses on the distribution of Earth’s surface temperature in response to carbon emissions in the atmosphere.|