2-5: Regional Climate Models; Clouds and Vegetation Effects

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.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)
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Discussion (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:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading