A short course on analyzing global climate change with J-DSP/ESE tools will be conducted as a part of the Geological Society of America meeting to be held in Minnesota, Minneapolis from October 9-12, 2011.
|Dr. Linda Hinnov, Johns Hopkins University
| Dr. Cindy L. Parker, Johns Hopkins University
|Dr. Andreas Spanias, Arizona State University
|Karthikeyan Ramamurthy, Arizona State University
of Earth system signals important to the assessment of global climate
change and sustainability will be conducted with the free online
Java–Digital Signal Processing (J-DSP)/Earth Systems Edition (ESE)
Laboratory. An introduction to basic signal processing will be followed
by a tutorial on climate change assessment that examines modern records
of global surface temperature, atmospheric carbon dioxide, and sea
level. The objective is to understand the dynamics of these critical
Earth surface components, the evidence for and nature of their
interactions, and how to forecast their behavior in the near future.
Course Outline and Objectives:
Learn basic signal processing with the online J-DSP/ESE Laboratory
- Signal and noise
- Trend estimation
- Spectral analysis
- Filtering; differencing
- Correlation; coherency
instrumental time series data of critical climate components/drivers
temperature records (GISS, NCDC, HadCrut)
carbon dioxide/fossil fuel emissions records
sea level records (tidal gauge v. satellite)
fundamental questions such as
are the variations (frequencies) in these records?
fossil fuel emissions explain the rise in pCO2?
is pCO2 correlated
with global temperature?
global temperature correlate with sea level?
temperature and sea level change for the next 10, 50, 100 years?
More details on the short course are available here.