701-0412-00L  Climate Systems

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersR. Knutti, I. Medhaug
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0412-00 GKlimasysteme2 hrs
Wed10:15-12:00CHN C 14 »
R. Knutti, I. Medhaug

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AbstractThis course introduces the most important physical components of the climate system and their interactions. The mechanisms of anthropogenic climate change are analysed against the background of climate history and variability. Those completing the course will be in a position to identify and explain simple problems in the area of climate systems.
ObjectiveStudents are able
- to describe the most important physical components of the global climate system and sketch their interactions
- to explain the mechanisms of anthropogenic climate change
- to identify and explain simple problems in the area of climate systems
Lecture notesCopies of the slides are provided in electronic form.
LiteratureA comprehensive list of references is provided in the class. Two books are
particularly recommended:
- Hartmann, D., 2016: Global Physical Climatology. Academic Press, London, 485 pp.
- Peixoto, J.P. and A.H. Oort, 1992: Physics of Climate. American Institute of Physics, New York, 520 pp.
Prerequisites / NoticeTeaching: Reto Knutti, several keynotes to special topics by other professors
Course taught in german, slides in english

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Knutti, I. Medhaug
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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