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Approx. 32 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Time-Dependent Energy Balance Model

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
How the Model Works3m
6 readings
Scripting and Spreadsheets10m
Tips for Using Spreadsheets for Numerical Simulation10m
Tips for Getting Started Coding10m
Model Formulation10m
How to Solve Using a Spreadsheet10m
How to Encode into Python or Fortran10m
1 practice exercise
Code Tricks: Heat Capacity, Time Steps, and Equilibration Time30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Iterative Runaway Ice-Albedo Feedback Model

5 hours to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
1 video
3 readings
Parameterized Relationship Between T, Ice Latitude, and Albedo10m
Spreadsheet Instructions10m
Coding Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Code Trick: Hysteresis Into and Out Of the Snowball30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Ice Sheet Dynamics

5 hours to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
1 video
3 readings
Model Formulation10m
Spreadsheet Tips10m
Coding10m
1 practice exercise
Code Tricks: Time Steps, Snowfall, and Elevation30m
Week
4

Week 4

11 hours to complete

Pressure, Rotation, and Fluid Flow

11 hours to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
1 video
1 reading
Model Description10m
2 practice exercises
Code Trick: Geostrophic Flow and a Drifting Rossby Wave30m
Code Trick: Gyre Circulation with Westward Intensification30m

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