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|Lecture Summary=Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods.  This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years.  Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive.  It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder.  The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.  Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people.  The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.
 
|Lecture Summary=Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods.  This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years.  Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive.  It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder.  The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.  Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people.  The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.
 
|Lecture Link=[http://climateknowledge.org/figures/Rood_Climate_Change_AOSS480_Lec2008/AOSS_480_L04_Past_Conservation_20080115.ppt Powerpoint Lecture 4]
 
|Lecture Link=[http://climateknowledge.org/figures/Rood_Climate_Change_AOSS480_Lec2008/AOSS_480_L04_Past_Conservation_20080115.ppt Powerpoint Lecture 4]
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** Role of the sun
 
** Role of the sun
 
** Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide
 
** Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide
 
 
 
|Topics Covered=Conservation Principle, Paleoclimate, Solar Variability, Temperature, Water
 
|Topics Covered=Conservation Principle, Paleoclimate, Solar Variability, Temperature, Water
 
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Latest revision as of 11:54, 26 January 2010

{{#if:Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods. This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years. Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive. It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder. The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people. The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.|== Lecture Summary == Lecture 4 discusses in more detail the oscillation of the climate from ice age to temperate periods. This oscillation is the "natural" climate of the last million (or more) years. Hence, climate is not really tuned to this current temperate period in which we thrive. It changes, and the natural variability would say it is likely to get colder. The natural cycles have been profoundly changed by the addition of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. Examining the climate of the last 1000 years, there are sustained warm and cool periods, which have had important impacts on people. The turnaround between temperate and ice age periods is revisited and the role of the ocean is investigated.|}} {{#if:Powerpoint Lecture 4|===Lecture Link=== Powerpoint Lecture 4|}} {{#if:* Some observational background:

    • Ice age – temperate cycles
    • The role of water
    • A new ice age?
  • The last 1000 years
  • The conservation principle
  • Revisit the ice age-temperate cycle
    • Role of the ocean
    • Role of the sun
    • Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide|===Lecture Outline===
  • Some observational background:
    • Ice age – temperate cycles
    • The role of water
    • A new ice age?
  • The last 1000 years
  • The conservation principle
  • Revisit the ice age-temperate cycle
    • Role of the ocean
    • Role of the sun
    • Sources and sinks of carbon dioxide|}}

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