Faculty Advisor

Volkov, Darko

Abstract

After some parts of the world experienced a particularly cold winter in 2009-2010 and climate scientists from the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction and Research were accused of manipulating data, a controversy over the veracity of global warming sparked. The purpose of this IQP is to understand how climate data is sampled and analyzed, and to reassert that despite recent weather events, a global analysis of temperature in space and time strongly indicates a warming trend. We will also point to weaknesses in the arguments offered by the so called global warming skeptics.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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