Research, analyze, and communicate scientific arguments to support climate models that predict how global and regional climate change can affect Earth’s systems (e.g., precipitation and temperature and their associated impacts on sea level, global ice volumes, and atmosphere and ocean composition).
Fluid dynamics include properties and features of waves, currents, and tides. Each of these is vital for uniformity of temperature and chemical balance within ecosystems. Physical changes can be attributed to the movement of water, including shoreline development, erosion, and island formation. Climate change is influencing changes in our present fluid dynamic models.
Students will develop an understanding of the principles of fluid dynamics as it relates to both salt and freshwater systems.