Importance of this Unit to the Course
In Block 3 we will want to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture in various countries and on water resources within countries. Global models, as described in previous units in this block, do not provide the level of detail needed for such assessments, so the discussion in this unit will give an overview of methods to narrow the range of uncertainty left by global models.
Preparation for Discussion ( You must complete this section before class.)
(online / face-to-face)
(See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
Current regional models are "one-way" models. That is, they take information from a global model, but they do not feed information back to the global model. How might this lead to a mismatch between the global and regional models?