Fundamentals of Climate Change

Course Details

  • Acronym ATMS/ESS/OCN 587 & ATMS 487
  • Instructor(s) Kyle Armour
  • Quarters Autumn 2018, Autumn 2017
  • Credits 3
  • Meeting Times T & Th 1:30-2:50
  • Location ATG 310
  • Fullfills Climate Minor Atmos Elective Requirement, GCeCS Climate Dynamics Option

Course Description

An introduction to Earth’s climate system. Topics include the fundamental processes determining temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric and oceanic circulations; energy flow and heat transport mechanisms; climate sensitivity; natural climate variability on interannual to decadal time scales; global climate models; and predicting future climate.