SCHC 311

Tracking Climate Change: Discovering the Mathematics Behind Weather and Climate

Scott Dunn

Climate and mathematics are inexorably linked, although people seldom stop to consider the mathematics behind the weather. In this course, we investigate climate and mathematics, both from a current and historical point of view, with special attention paid to climate change. Various climate models are studied, as well as the meteorologists, scientists, and mathematicians that developed them. The course culminates in a final project, where each student can choose a related topic and present a detailed study on this part of climate. The projects can be historical, mathematical, or even political in nature, allowing students to tailor the project to their major and interests.

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Climate Change and…

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