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*Q:* Modeling the Changing Weather A couple of years ago I asked you if the knowledge gained in controlling industrial processes would also be useful in modeling global ones, and you showed why it would. Now I would like to ask a more specific question. How would you go about modeling the thermodynamic processes which affect the changing weather on the East Coast of the United States? What sensors are needed to measure the present and estimate the future rate of warming of the East Coast as a function of the rate of concentration increase of CO2 in the atmosphere? Similarly, what detectors would be needed to measure the rate of melting of the ice at Greenland and approximate the time when that ice will be gone?Read More