Tagged: climate models

This year’s (super) model: visualising atmospheric CO2 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2014

Here’s a superb high resolution supercomputer visualisation from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center of the flows of CO2 in the atmosphere around the planet. Apart from being beautiful to look at, it shows the major sources of CO2 emissions in the northern hemisphere, and the seasonal change in CO2 levels as the northern hemisphere summer […] … Read More

Little Whyte Bull - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 09, 2014

Late last week, New Zealand’s far right ACT party was pleased to let the media know that its leader, Jamie Whyte, had won the “prestigious Institute of Economic Affairs’ Seldon1 Award” — an award given to IEA fellows by the IEA for work published by the IEA. Whyte is an IEA fellow, which may (or […] … Read More

Gavin Schmidt, supermodeller: the emergent patterns of climate change - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 02, 2014

In this new TED talk, Gavin Schmidt, NASA climate modeller and juggler extraordinaire, talks about the climate system, how we use models, how they’re put together, and how the great swirls of earth’s atmosphere emerge from a million lines of Fortran code. It’s a great exposition, and the graphics he calls up in support are […] … Read More

A lecture not to miss - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 17, 2011

Tim Naish’s lecture, of which we gave notice recently, is now recorded on the Climate Change Research Institute’s website. I warmly recommend it for viewing. Naish is one of the lead authors for the paleoclimate chapter for working group 1 of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report due in 2013. In this lecture he uses paleoclimate [...] … Read More

La modélisation du climat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 05, 2010

[Video] A little bit of French language practise for the weekend — an excellent visualisation of how climate models work, produced by the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, the leading French modelling group. Even if you can’t follow the commentary, the images are pretty much self-explanatory and very nicely done. There are more animations at the [...] … Read More