Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

What do we know about climate change? In this unit we discuss climate change: what it means, what the difference is between climate and weather, and evidence of climate change. We will also discuss the global climate system as a complex system with feedback loops and the current state of the art in the computational modeling of climate change. Our goal is to clarify what is known, what scientists guess is happening and how climate change impacts our environment and species.

The primary goal of this unit is to engage students in simple interactive activities to explore the global climate system as a complex system, and in the use, modification, and creation of agent-based models to conduct experiments on simple virtual systems.

Partners and Sponsors: National Science Foundation, NM EPSCoR.