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1 Climate - The Grandma Model Prof Dudley Shallcross (Outreach Director) Tim Harrison (School Teacher Fellow) V1.0

2 The Grandma Climate Model: 1 The Earth The Sun Mean Temperature of the Earth is around 10 o C

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4 The Grandma Climate Model: 2 Earth Sun With clouds and ice Mean Temperature of the Earth ~ - 18 o C [not +16 o C]

5 Grandma is now very cold What can she do to warm herself up? Kick the dog out of the way? Move closer to the fire? Get a blanket? What can the Earth do?

6 Absorption in the Atmosphere

7 The Grandma Climate Model: 3 with blankets Earth Sun With clouds and iceand greenhouse gases Mean temperature of the Earth ~ 16 o C

8 1. Thanks to Mike Stuart 2008 for the Grandma cartoons: www.disphoria.co.ukwww.disphoria.co.uk Acknowledgements 2. Bristol ChemLabS Outreach: www.chemlabs.bristol.ac.uk/outreach/ 3. CHeMneT: The network for mainly chemistry teachers (Free membership). www.chemlabs.bris.ac.uk/outreach/chemnet/


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