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ClimateSim: Climate-change Simulator

ClimateSimTM is a web app offered by ScienceBySimulation. It is a fast and simple climate modeling and simulation tool. It is targeted to undergraduate and advanced high-school students in physics, geoscience and environmental science courses. ClimateSim allows users to model scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions in the current century and simulates the first-order response of the earth system. Instructors can use ClimateSim to illustrate climate-change concepts, demonstrate dynamic relationships between climate variables, and assign simulation-based exercises as part of their courses.

ClimateSim comes with a detailed user guide and ready-to-use virtual lab exercises. Each exercise is structured as a quiz in Google Forms that walks students through a guided sequence of virtual lab experiments, with questions to answer along the way. Instructors can request additional exercises by emailing,  or they can create their own similar to the examples below.