Thursday, October 25, 2007

New climate book

Ray Pierrehumbert is writing a book on the physics of climate. Chapters and a computer based workbook is available

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a "First" course in climate physics?

Yikes.

EliRabett said...

Well, usually you have first had the calculus, general chemistry and a few physics courses:). That or you stayed overnight at Climate Audit Express.

Cynthia said...

And please don't tell me that string theory is a prerequisite for understanding Pierrehumbert's book on climate!

Anonymous said...

If "Climate science" were like "String science", we would not need to worry about a warming earth because we would never be able to determine that it is indeed warming.

This does make me wonder, however: When is Motl coming out with his "First course in String Theory"?

God knows, we have all been waiting with baited breath.

Whatever else is true. I am quite certain it will be a "weighty" tome:

How many pages do you suppose are required at a minimum to describe 10^500 different possible universes?

Anonymous said...

"please don't tell me that string theory is a prerequisite for understanding Pierrehumbert's book on climate!"

String theory is not a prerequisite for understanding anything -- at least not about the real world.