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A Tutorial on the Basic Physics of Climate Change
Physics and Society Newsletter
  • David W. Hafemeister, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Peter V. Schwartz, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
7-1-2008
Abstract

In this paper, we have used several basic atmospheric–physics models to show that additional carbon dioxide will warm the surface of Earth. We also show that observed solar variations cannot account for observed global temperature increase.

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Citation Information
David W. Hafemeister and Peter V. Schwartz. "A Tutorial on the Basic Physics of Climate Change" Physics and Society Newsletter Vol. 37 Iss. 3 (2008) p. 3 - 5
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dhafemei/26/