The Climate System
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Studies of the Earth's climate require an understanding of the intimate links between the hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere and biosphere. Basic theories of the dynamics of ocean and atmosphere. The physics and biogeochemistry of coupled models are examined with emphasis on simple intuition-building mathematical models as well as discussion of large computer models.
Note: Normally offered in alternate years. Students are advised to consult with the department to determine when this is offered.
Pre- or corequisites: 340, 431; MATH 326 or 346; PHYS 217 or 317; or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.