May 29th 2017

Global Warming II: Create Your Own Models in Python (Coursera)

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This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change. This class assumes that you are new to Python programming (and this is indeed a great way to learn Python!), but that you will be able to pick up an elementary knowledge of Python syntax from another class or from on-line tutorials.


Week 1: Time-Dependent Energy Balance Model

Week 2: Iterative Runaway Ice-Albedo Feedback Model

Week 3: Ice Sheet Dynamics

Week 4: Pressure, Rotation, and Fluid Flow

Week 5: A Model of Climate Changes Today