EOS_155_Exam_2_Review_Sheet

EOS_155_Exam_2_Review_Sheet - EOS 155 EXAM 2 Review Sheet...

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EOS 155 EXAM 2 Review Sheet Lectures 8 – 12 The following is intended to serve as a study guide ONLY. These are some of the questions that I might ask on the exam. I reserve the right to ask OTHER questions or reword questions. Know how to answer the following questions: What are the Milankovitch cycles and what do they control? Explain the reasons for Miocene Cooling and the Onset of Ice Ages 3mya What is a model? What is a system? Explain the various different feedback loops and phenomena that a good climate model must take into consideration? What is the difference between weather and climate? What are the six major subsystems that are modeled today? Which of the six subsystems are used in weather prediction? Briefly explain the global carbon cycle What is the difference between a transient run and an equilibrium run? What are the three major ways that are used to test the accuracy of a model? Explain. What is a model’s sensitivity and how is it measured?
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course EOS 155 taught by Professor Alexanderglass during the Fall '08 term at Duke.

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EOS_155_Exam_2_Review_Sheet - EOS 155 EXAM 2 Review Sheet...

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