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Self learning environmental physics

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I am really into climate change , and the physical models they use to relate it to other factors such as diseases , however i don't know where to learn about it , i am currently enrolled on the 8th trimester of electronics engineering (out of 12) and in the 4th semester of physics(in a different university ) , i'd like to know about what books i could read , what fields of physics should i focus on , programming languages that may come in handy
 

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Here's a reference to understanding climate models:

http://www.climate.be/textbook/chapter3_node3.html

Here's some historical background with references to past and current climate models:

https://www.aip.org/history/climate/simple.htm

I'd imagine that there would be a combination of languages such as Fortran for legacy models, numerical Python and Julia for more recent models. However, some engineers and scientists rely on MATLAB or Java for modeling systems in general (see www.compadre.org/osp for opensource physics modeling in Java).

Here's another reference:

https://www.wmo.int/pages/themes/climate/climate_models.php [Broken]

I found some python examples here:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-warming-model/
https://sites.google.com/site/pythonforclimatescience/
http://www.bodekerscientific.com/other/simple-climate-model [Broken]
http://pythonhosted.org/pySCM/
 
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