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ERIC Number: EJ1017617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Climate Modeling in the Calculus and Differential Equations Classroom
Kose, Emek; Kunze, Jennifer
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n5 p424-427 Nov 2013
Students in college-level mathematics classes can build the differential equations of an energy balance model of the Earth's climate themselves, from a basic understanding of the background science. Here we use variable albedo and qualitative analysis to find stable and unstable equilibria of such a model, providing a problem or perhaps a research project for students interested in environmental studies and mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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