Games and Simulations for Climate, Weather and Atmospheric Science Education

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Monday, 5 January 2015
Randy Russell, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Eastburn and S. Clark

The UCAR Center for Science Education has developed several computer-based simulations, games, and virtual labs. These games and simulations span a range of atmospheric science topics, including weather, climate, layers of the atmosphere, the history of atmospheric science research, and atmospheric chemistry. Our poster will describe these efforts and display screen shots of these computer-based resources. We will also demonstrate some of the items on a tablet and/or laptop computer at our poster. Some of the specific topics covered by our interactives include: climate modeling, Earth's radiation balance, the history of the discovery of the stratosphere, air parcels and atmospheric stability, blackbody radiators, tree rings and dendrochronology, clouds, atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimates, the carbon cycle, and atmospheres of other planets and moons.

We have also assembled a web-based list of games and simulations from various sources. We will present that list via our poster as well.

More details available at: scied.ucar.edu/events/ams-2015-games-simulations-poster

AMS 2015 Poster

Supplementary URL: https://scied.ucar.edu/events/ams-2015-games-simulations-poster