Global Warming - Crash Course #6

Global Warming – Crash Course #6



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Part 6 of my Crash Course in Atmospheric Physics. In this video we look at the physics of global warming, which might be different to what you have heard before. As well as pointing fingers at CERTAIN molecules, we examine expected warmings, and what we can do to stop global warming.
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Fede’s video:

Previous video:

In this series we will cover:
– Introduction to the atmosphere
– Radiation concepts
– Air parcels
– Stability in the atmosphere
– Thermal concepts and the first law of thermodynamics
– Absorption and emission spectra
– The stratospheric polar vortex
– Global warming
– Geoengineering

Next video: (not released yet!)
Series playlist:

Further reading
– A good textbook for this whole series is “Atmospheric Science – An introductory survey” by Wallace and Hobbs.
– Evidence for global warming:
– Impact of different gases on global warming:
– Warming already:
– Predicted warming:
– COP21:

My supervisor:

DATA
– global monthly temperature record:
– global monthly outgoing radiation:
– co2 concentration: ftp://aftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/products/trends/co2/co2_mm_mlo.txt
– other monthly datasets from noaa:

Correlations

Global average temperature and global average insolation: -0.1788
Global average temperature and global average longwave flux at the top of the atmosphere: -0.3626

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