Institution: University of New South Wales
Course Title: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
Course Number: CLIM2001
Course Description: This course covers the basic physical principles and processes which govern our atmosphere and its climate. First of all, this course provides an introduction and overview of our atmosphere, the main physical principles that govern its behaviour, and how to apply them to important questions about weather and climate. This shows students an important application of basic physics (and a bit of chemistry), and for Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate students this will provide a necessary foundation upon which later courses will build. For instance, you will learn about the greenhouse effect, how to use charts to determine the likelihood of storms developing, why deserts occur at certain latitudes, how weather systems evolve, and how to use the Bureau of Meteorology’s radar images on its website to track thunderstorms.
Approved Equivalent: CLIM 111
Attachment Files: CLIM2001 PHYS2801 Course outline 2021.pdf