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What Astronomers Might Want to Know about Global Warming

Thursday November 9, 2017
2:00 pm

 Presenter:  Donald Neidig (AFRL/NSO ret)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Abstract:  The physics of global warming can be described in terms and concepts often employed in astronomy.  Here we use basic principles of energy balance, radiative forcing, linear feedback, and optical depth of the atmospheric radiating layers, that apply to earth’s climate and other planets as well.  This “back-of-the-envelope” portrayal yields quantitative results while avoiding discussion of complex climate models where the physics of what’s happening is not obvious
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

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