The Azimuth Project
Mathematics of the environment

Idea

This is the name of a course taught by John Baez in the fall quarter of 2012. The course notes are on the Azimuth blog, so you can comment and ask questions there:

  • Part 1 - The mathematics of planet Earth.
  • Part 2 - Simple estimates of the Earth's temperature.
  • Part 3 - The greenhouse effect.
  • Part 4 - History of the Earth's climate.
  • Part 5 - A model showing bistability of the Earth's climate due to the ice albedo effect: statics.
  • Part 6 - A model showing bistability of the Earth's climate due to the ice albedo effect: dynamics.
  • Part 7 - Stochastic differential equations and stochastic resonance.
  • Part 8 - A stochastic energy balance model and Milankovitch cycles.
  • Part 9 - Changes in insolation due to changes in the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit.
  • Part 10 - Didier Paillard's model of the glacial cycles.

categories: climate