AOSS 480 / NRE 480 Climate Change: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Problem Solving

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CLIMATE 480 / NRE 480: Powerpoint or PDF of 2015 Lectures

Speaker Title Powerpoint PDF
Rood  Introduction: Course Outline; Student Backgrounds; Introduction to a Warming Planet View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Framing the System: Glimpse into the climate change problem using observations and projections; How is science-based knowledge generated? Relation of climate change to global issues: energy, economics, population, consumption; Organizing our response to global warming: Mitigation – Adaptation View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Knowledge Systems and Problem Solving: The gap between knowledge generation and knowledge use, the usability of science- based knowledge in problem solving: Structured problem solving, analysis tools, scenario analysis View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Balance and Changing the Balance: The Earth-Sun-Space system in energy balance, role of the atmosphere and role of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and climate; Past variability and historical context; Carbon dioxide budget View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood The Conservation Principle: Balancing the Budget: The conservation of energy and mass, role of atmosphere, ocean, ice, and land; The Earth System; Modeling as budget and accounting, relation to scientific method View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Response to Heating, Feedbacks: How does the Earth’s climate respond to an increase of carbon dioxide? If the Earth’s surface warms a little bit, does the Earth respond by cooling or by enhancing the warming? Role of ice, ocean, and the Arctic, abrupt climate change View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Particles in the Atmosphere, Aerosols: The role of particulate matter(aerosols) in the atmosphere: heating, cooling; Air quality and climate change; Changes in the Earth’s energy balance changes since the Industrial Revolution View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Observations of Earth’s Climate: Methods and quality of observations; Causes of climate variability; How does the climate vary in the absence of human interference? View Powerpoint View PDF
Rood Organization of Earth’s Climate: The role of weather in climate and climate change: transporting energy and water, how humans experience climate; Why is weather organized the way it is organized: physical geography, rotation of planet, role in framing climate response and human impacts View Powerpoint View PDF

Recorded Lectures

AOSS 480 / NRE 480, Class / Lecture 003 Knowledge Systems and Problem Solving