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True, False, or Not Sure? Philosophy of Science in the 21st century

Keywords: nature of science, normal science, philosophy of science, post-normal science

Whatever happened to objective reality? Why is climate change so hard to prove?

A brief overview of normal and post-normal science.

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7 years 25 weeks ago

Simple Earth Climate Model

Keywords: albedo, black body radiation, climate, conservation of energy, energy balance, heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, surface temperature

Which planetary characteristics contribute to producing a mean surface temperature that makes Earth habitable?

Developing a simple model of Earth's atmosphere to infer what physical processes are important in maintaining a mean global temperature of about 14.5°C. Further, the model can also be used to show how this temperature can change.

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7 years 26 weeks ago
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