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Climate Modeling (LMAST)  A.A. 2021/2022  (I Sem.)
Microsoft Teams Channel
G.
Redaelli (gianluca.redaelli@aquila.infn.it)
L. Sangelantoni (lorenzo.sangelantoni@aquila.infn.it)
TEXTBOOKS:
J. Wallace and P. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An introductory survey, Academic PressK. McGuffie K, A. HendersonSellers, A climate Modelling Primer, WileyBlackwell
Lessons
1 
Tu 5 October 
GR 
Introduction to the course. 
2 
Th 7 October 
GR 
Present day climate. Temperature, pressure, winds. Surface winds and SST. 
3 
Tu 12 October 
GR 
Black
Body, spectra and radiative
properties of the atmosphere.
Calculation of the Effective
Emission Temperature of the Earth.

4 
We 13 October 
GR 
Greenhouse effect. Radiative Forcing and Climate Sensitivity. 
5 
Tu 19 October 
GR  Climate Equilibria, Sensitivity and Feedback. Climate feedback factors. 
6 
Tu
25 October 
GR  Main Climate Feedbacks. The climate system. Transient versus equilibrium response. 
7 
We
26 October 
GR  GHGs and GWP. Evidences of the building of GHGs and of global warming. Anthropogenic forcings. 
8 
Tu
2 November 
GR  Climate sensitivity (TCR, ECS and ESS) from model and experimental data. 
9  We
3 November 
GR  Stable, unstable and multiple equilibrium states: Daisyworld. 
10 
Tu
9 November 
GR  Climate tipping points. Basic types of Climate Models. Characteristics of Energy Balance Models (EBMs). 
11  Tu
16 November 
GR  1D Energy Balance Model for the calculation of Ts: numerical solution. 
12  Tu 23 November 
GR  1D
Energy Balance
Model for the
calculation of
Ts: numerical
exercises. 
13  We 24 November 
GR  Patterns and indices of Climate Variability: general characteristics and statistical derivation. 
14  Tu 30 November 
GR  Patterns
and indices of
Climate
Variability:
ENSO, AO, NAO,
PDO, PNA. 
15  Tu 7 December 
AR  Oceanic General Circulation. 
16  Tu 14 December 
GR  Hierarchy
and evolution
of climate
models. 
17 
We 15 December 
AR  Oceanic General Circulation. 
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