Abstract for: A Dynamic Simulation Model of Carbon Circulation and Methane Feedbacks in Anthropogenic Climate Change

The human induced climate change is one of the most serious and difficult environmental issue to manage that has emerged in the recent decades. Climate change is a good example of a dynamic systems problem. It embodies several delays, feedbacks, nonlinearities and uncertainties in its dynamically complex structure. Therefore, the need for and the usefulness of descriptive and simple models explaining these dynamic complexities are undisputed. The aim of this study is to construct a dynamic simulation model for this end. The model integrates several components of the climate system. It includes the carbon cycle, radiative forcing of CO2, CH4, N2O and induced temperature change as well as the temperature feedback affecting carbon exchange between land and the atmosphere. It also proposes a representation of the permafrost melting and methane feedback processes.