PHYC40050-L06-EdGCM

PHYC40050-L06-EdGCM - 1 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics Climate, Climate Change Nuclear Power and the Alternatives PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics PHYC 40050 Peter Lynch Meteorology & Climate Centre School of Mathematical Sciences University College Dublin Climate, Climate Change Nuclear Power and the Alternatives PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics EdGCM EdGCM Lecture 6 Lecture 6 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics A Global Climate Model for Research and Education A Global Climate Model for Research and Education The EdGCM Cooperative Project, Columbia University Support provided by: NSF Paleoclimate Program and NASA High-Performance Computing Program PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics Ed Ed GCM Project Goal GCM Project Goal To improve the teaching and learning of To improve the teaching and learning of climate change science by providing the climate change science by providing the education community with access to: education community with access to: 1) A research quality global climate model (GCM) 2) A user-friendly interface to operate the GCM and organize the results 3) Educational materials to make the GCM a useful tool for learning about the climate system PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics A Global Climate Model Computer-based modelling program Relational Database Graphical User Interface Post-Processing Software Scientific Visualization Tools (EVA) Software for constructing scientific manuscripts and publishing them to the web. What is Ed GCM? Ed ucational G lobal C limate M odel 2 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics And why should we be interested in it? What is a GCM? General Circulation Model Global Climate Model PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics Climate change is in the news PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics Its in the science news! PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics CAUSE EFFECT Recent Climate Change: Observed forcings and results. PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics The Keeling curve (Charles Keeling) Carbon dioxide concentration PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics 3 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics CAUSE EFFECT Future Climate Change: Uncertainty of forcing. PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics Hansen , 2004 PHYC 40050 Environmental Physics CAUSE EFFECT Past Climate Change: Observed results. Uncertain forcings....
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