Not a favourite channel for my endeavours. …
Every month or so I get a newsletter about extreme weather and stuff from:
Today's invited me on a course (open to all so don't hold back.)
There is a pre-test to let them know how well I aught to do and how badly I already am doing. I tried to leave my politics out of it and answer as honestly as I could.
(Both? At the same time?)
My results for Introduction to Climate Models Pre-Assessment: 19 of 35 points, or 54%
This score reflects how well you understand this topic before taking the module. (Actually it reflects the ratio of my understanding of the subject compared to their understanding of the subject) The pre-assessment score does not contribute in any way to my final score.
When you are ready, close this window and proceed with the module.
Listed below are the questions from the quiz and the number correct out of the number possible for each question.
Why do we model the Earth’s climate system? 3/3
Which transports more heat from low to high latitudes? 0/2
The physical basis of climate and weather models mostly depends on which one of the following? 3/3
If I want use a climate model simulation to make a 30-day seasonal outlook for snow in the Rocky Mountains, which conditions would need to be updated before I started the model run? 2/2
Unlike resolved processes, parameterized processes in climate models are not constrained by fundamental laws of physics. 2/2
Weather models and atmospheric climate models tend to parameterize different processes. 2/2
Why do modelers tune climate models? 0/4
Climate models are typically tuned by changing which one of the following? 0/4
Increasing resolution in an atmospheric model simulation will have little effect on a coupled ocean model simulation and vice versa. 2/2
Models in a steady state drift very slowly toward their own particular climatology. 0/2
Natural variability is poorly simulated by climate models, but unimportant for the generation of long-term climate statistics. 2/2
The inclusion of ecosystems in climate models allows the models to do which of the following? 3/3
The biases that remain after running climate models at very high resolution most likely result from which one of the following features? 0/4