701-0412-AAL Climate Systems
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.|
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|Abstract||Introduction of the most important components of the climate systems and their interactions.|
|Objective||Students have a basic understanding of the global energy balance, radiation budget, boundary, layer, atmosphere, ocean, biosphere, land-surface coupling, cryosphere, carbon cycle, climate variability, climate of the past and anthropogenic climate change, and they are able to apply this to solve simple quantitative problems and answer qualitative questions.|
|Lecture notes||Copies of the slides are provided in electronic form.|
|Literature||A comprehensive list of references is provided in the class. Two books are|
- Hartmann, D., 1994: Global Physical Climatology. Academic Press, London, 411 pp.
- Peixoto, J.P. and A.H. Oort, 1992: Physics of Climate. American Institute of Physics, New York, 520 pp.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Teaching: Reto Knutti, several keynotes to special topics by other professors|
Course taught in german, slides in english