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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 info@sciencebysimulation.com,  or they can create their own similar to the examples below.