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"The Physics of Climate Change: Three Blackboard Lectures on Simple Models in Climate Science"

Nadir Jeevanjee, Hess Fellow in the Department of Geosciences, presented the three-part lecture series, "The Physics of Climate Change: Three Blackboard Lectures on Simple Models in Climate Science," Mon.-Wed., Feb. 12-14, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Guyot Hall, Room 220. The lectures are part of the GEO/AOS/PEI Climate Seminar Series. Notes from the lecture are available through arXiv.

Summary: There is a perception that climate science can only be approached with complex computer simulations. But working climate scientists often use simple models to understand their simulations and make order-of-magnitude estimates. Jeevanjee presented some of these simple models with the goal of making climate science more accessible and comprehensible.

(Videos by Benjamin Schaffer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Lecture 1: "Warming, Fast and Slow" (Feb. 12)

Lecture 2: "Global Warming in Temperature Coordinates" (Feb. 13)

Lecture 3: "On Constant Relative Humidity" (Feb. 14)

Presenter(s): 
Nadir Jeevanjee
Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018
Video Length: 
01:09:21