Climate cycles

1914

Climate cycles

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Milutin Milanković atmospheric_sciences

Climate cycles

Models

Changes

Milutin Milanković developed a generalized mathematical theory of insolation, describing how much solar radiation each area on a planet receives over time.

The best climate models today would take into account several factors in addition to insolation—the rate at which energy is lost to space, oceanic processes, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, and the accumulation of greenhouse gases from human activities.

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