701-0412-00L Climate Systems
|Semester||Spring Semester 2018|
|Lecturers||R. Knutti, I. Medhaug|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||Students 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 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., 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 / Notice||Teaching: Reto Knutti, several keynotes to special topics by other professors|
Course taught in german, slides in english