Earth's climate response to temperature changes: Melting of the ice caps - Oceans' response

This exercise will deal with the effects of humanmade and natural temperature changes on Earth’s climate. The Greenhouse effect, the melting of the ice caps and the oceans’ response will be specifically investigated.

The exercise is divided into 2 subsections

  1. The theoretical background on how temperature changes are measured and affect Earth’s natural systems will be discussed and some numerical exercises will be done. Theory and simple models will be used to evaluate past temperature fluctuations compared to present tendencies.
  2. The Greenhouse effect and the melting of the polar ice caps will be investigated. Satellite based measurements will also be introduced. Simple calculations and computer models will be used and a small practical experiment will take place.

The exercise will look into things from a Space Engineer’s perspective and students will get the chance to get an introduction and information about the National Space Institute at DTU.


Denne SRP-øvelse foregår på engelsk.

Tidspunkt og tilmelding


D. 22. november

Antal deltagere



Åbnes 11. oktober

Relevante gymnasiefag

Eksperimentelle fag
  • Geovidenskab
  • Fysik
  • Naturgeografi
Kan kombineres med
  • Biologi
  • Kemi

Arrangør og adresse

DTU Space, Institut for Rumforskning og -teknologi

DTU Lyngby Campus


Birte Kronbak Andersen
Studie- og uddannelseskoordinator
DTU Space
45 25 38 47