Climate modelling for the classroom: applying physics and mathematics in a new context

Ribbe, Joachim (2005) Climate modelling for the classroom: applying physics and mathematics in a new context. Teaching Science, 51 (3). pp. 24-37. ISSN 1449-6313

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[Abstract]: The emergence of new scientific disciplines such as climate system and earth system science pose additional challenges to the traditional enabling disciplines physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry and their teaching. Yet these new disciplines rely on students being trained in the enabling sciences. In this article I introduce the art of climate modelling which, as a system science, applies traditional physical and mathematical concepts. I develop a simple climate model that can be applied to current environmental issues, including the debate on climate change. Students still use the tools of the enabling sciences; however their application is problem-based and linked to crucial environmental science issues.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Version of Record deposited with blanket permission of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate modelling, environmental science issues, physics, mathematics
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy

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