Introduction to climate dynamics and climate modelling - A Basic One Dimensional Energy Balance Model

Variations of equilibrium temperature as a function of solar irradiance

Global mean temperature as a function of the luminosity of the Sun

$L_{min}$ $L_{max}$
$a$ $b$
$k_{t}$ Number of latitude bands =

Variable albedo: $T_c$ = Constant albedo: α =
Variable albedo: α$_{ice}$ =

Changing the parameters may lead to a small time delay before the figures adjust to the new values.

Model description

Resolution of model equations


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