Institution: University of New South Wales
Course Title: Climate Systems Science
Course Number: CLIM3001
Course Description: Climate science incorporates aspects of atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology, biology, chemistry and physics. An understanding of the observations of and interactions between the Earth's carbon cycle, hydrological cycle and key chemical species is key to understanding the mechanisms that underpin climate and in particular climate change. This course will build on students existing understanding of these separate disciplines and present an integrative multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the key drivers of the Earth's climate as well as how these drivers are measured and incorporated into mathematical models of climate. Theoretical understanding gained in lectures will be explored in practical sessions using a range of simplified statistical and climate models that will allow students to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the assumptions inherent in each modelling approach.
Approved Equivalent: CLIM 111 + CLIM 112
Attachment Files: CLIM3001 Course Details 2021.pdf