Earth’s climate is the result of interactions between multiple physical systems, such as the circulation of the oceans, winds and weather patterns, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, or the amount of sunlight we receive. In order to understand how the climate is behaving, and how it might behave in the future, we have to understand the fundamental laws controlling these interactions: we have to understand the physics. Joanna Haigh explains the integral role of physics in climate science and how its use has transformed our ability to model and predict climate change.
Joanna Haigh CBE FRS is Professor of Atmospheric Physics, recent Head of the Department of Physics, co-Director of the Grantham Institute (Climate Change and the Environment) at Imperial College London and past-President of the Royal Meteorological Society.
This event is part of the Manchester's European City of Science Festival.
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