Our Climate System In A Nutshell


Our Climate System In A Nutshell // Published on Jun 19, 2016

I teach climatology to second year Geography university students and on a recent midterm AI asked:

“Describe the climate system of the Earth starting at the sun.”

It is only fair that I attempt to answer this question myself, so here is something verbatim that I wrote November 2, 2009 for an application.


About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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1 Response to Our Climate System In A Nutshell

  1. tony sinclair says:

    I would like to here a rant about how the climate has altered as applied to ocean currents please.


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