Modeling climate dynamically
A dynamical systems approach to energy balance models of climate is presented, focusing on low order, or conceptual, models. Included are global average and latitude-dependent, surface temperature models. The development and analysis of the differential equations and corresponding bifurcation diagrams provides a host of appropriate material for undergraduates.
Walsh, Jim and R. McGehee. November 2013. “Modeling climate dynamically.” The College Mathematics Journal 44(5): 350-363.
Mathematical Association of America
College Mathematics Journal
Special issue: Mathematics of Planet Earth