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GFDV: Inertial Circles Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Demonstration for the course Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Demonstration Other Fluid Dynamics SDG 15 - Life on Land
Discussion Questions 1 D-Lab II: Design

Write short answers to the following questions and submit them.

Problem Set Inquiry-Based Learning Design SDG 15 - Life on Land
Shading Studies & Sun Path Diagrams (Assignment 2) Environmental Technologies in Buildings

The objective of this assignment is to validate the results of direct shading studies provided by DIVA/Radiance and other tools. To do so, you are asked to take a photo of an object of your choice outside at least twice at different times of day under clear sky conditions. You are then asked to model the object in Rhino and generate two clear sky visualizations under the same sky conditions from about the same perspective as the photo. 

Modeling/Simulation Experiential Learning Architecture SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
Term Project Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion

The purpose of the term projects is to research and study an energy conversion technology in greater depth than possible in class. The project should incorporate thermodynamic analysis if dealing with thermal energy as well as the energy source/fuel, methods of conversion, targeted power range, political and economic constraints, and competing technologies. A technical report and a presentation session will be the final deliverables for the project.

Presentation, Written Report Inquiry-Based Learning Energy Engineering SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
Assignment 2 (Theoretical Environmental Analysis) Theoretical Environmental Analysis

Problem set from the class Theoretical Environmental Analysis.

Problem Set Other Earth Science SDG 15 - Life on Land
Workshop: Writing Science and Writing Science (cont.) Science Communication: A Practical Guide

Revise your one-page written piece to include the elements you recently learned.


Paper Other Communication SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Final Project: Essay & Digital Communications Project Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, And Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises
  • Choose a problem that is useful to show what you have learned in this class. Nexus approach? Social or political dimensions of technology? Social histories of institutions, policy entrepreneurs, or bilateral activists? socioecological impacts of production/consumption systems?
  • Pay attention to what problem/theme/topic might be professionally useful for you in the future. Something that you can show you have researched in the past? Something that could serve as the first exploration for a future research or project?


Paper Other Energy, Environment, Society SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
Problem Set 3: Thermal Analysis for a Small House Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability

In this problem set you will be evaluating the energy performance of a house using a MATLAB model you construct. Your model will include heat gains and losses from heat conduction, convection, and radiation as well as heat gains from a thermostatically controlled furnace. You will be examining the effect of changing windows, and other structural components.

Modeling/Simulation Experiential Learning Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering SDG 15 - Life on Land
Final paper Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food

Option A: Option A: Expansion of paper 2. Based on feedback on paper 2, you will develop your argument in paper 3 (2500 words (10 pages)).

Option B: Option B: New paper. You will write on a topic that you pose. Please use the same topic proposal form that was distributed for paper 2. 1250 words (5 pages).

Paper Other Ethics SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Problem Set 9: Gravity Physics and Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets

Problem set for the course Physics and Chemistry of Terrestrial Planets. 

Problem Set Other Chemistry, Physics SDG 15 - Life on Land