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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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完成時間為 6 小時

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 個視頻(共 7 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video2 個視頻
Welcome3分鐘
How the Model Works3分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Scripting and Spreadsheets10分鐘
Tips for Using Spreadsheets for Numerical Simulation10分鐘
Tips for Getting Started Coding10分鐘
Model Formulation10分鐘
How to Solve Using a Spreadsheet10分鐘
How to Encode into Python or Fortran10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Code Tricks: Heat Capacity, Time Steps, and Equilibration Time8分鐘

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完成時間為 6 小時

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 個視頻(共 5 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video1 個視頻
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Parameterized Relationship Between T, Ice Latitude, and Albedo10分鐘
Spreadsheet Instructions10分鐘
Coding Instructions10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Code Trick: Hysteresis Into and Out Of the Snowball4分鐘

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完成時間為 6 小時

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 個視頻(共 5 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video1 個視頻
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Model Formulation10分鐘
Spreadsheet Tips10分鐘
Coding10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Code Tricks: Time Steps, Snowfall, and Elevation10分鐘

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完成時間為 11 小時

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 個視頻(共 7 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 6 個測驗
Video1 個視頻
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Model Description10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Code Trick: Geostrophic Flow and a Drifting Rossby Wave4分鐘
Code Trick: Gyre Circulation with Westward Intensification6分鐘
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創建者 ISFeb 16th 2017

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

創建者 SKJan 18th 2018

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

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David Archer

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