Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer

Abstract

In this project we investigated the impact of trace gases such as carbon dioxide on the Earth's climate using a seven reservoir model for its ecosystem. To obtain quantitative insights, we performed numerical simulations for the concentration of CO2 in the different reservoirs. Based on these results we modeled and computed the mean temperature of the Earth. Various strategies were explored to mitigate the production of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its impacts on human society.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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