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)