Climate Dynamics (3) The fundamental principles that govern Earth's climate and their relevance to past and future climate change.
METEO 470 Climate Dynamics (3)
Climate Dynamics delves into the fundamental processes that control the earth's climate of the past, present, and future. Fundamentals are developed from concepts of basic dynamic meteorology, radiative transfer, and thermodynamics. Basic atmospheric radioactive transfer, the surface energy and hydrologic budgets, and the atmospheric and oceanic circulation are covered. A survey of the earth's climate through geologic history is also covered, including extinction events and the impacts on climate. The concepts developed in this course are applied to the topic of anthropogenic climate change and how various aspects of the system could be influenced by global warming.
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