EAS268- Final Exam Study Sheet

EAS268- Final Exam Study Sheet - EAS 2680 Climate and...

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EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming FINAL EXAM STUDY SHEET 1) Medieval Warm Period/ Little Ice Age Years of occurrence Potential causes of Little Ice Age Use of tree rings, corals and boreholes to infer climates 2) Volcanoes Effect of volcanoes on stratospheric and tropospheric temperature: Warming/cooling…How much…Winter vs. summer Eruption latitude versus location of impact Factors that determine climate effect Year w/o a summer 3) Observed climate trends gridding of data to produce global and hemispheric averages climate data problems (non-climatic shifts/urbanization) global/U.S. temperature trends seasonal, latitudinal, diurnal trend differences global/US precipitation trends satellite vs land based temperature trends stratospheric temperature trends 4) Climate Models Evolution of climate models in general Evolution of ocean and land in climate models Grid resolution atmos./ ocean (present) Spin-up time, flux adjustment, equilibrium climate
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