CLIMATOLOGY

Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title CLIMATOLOGY
Course code CM0440 (AF:230358 AR:111621)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of OCEANOGRAPHY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code GEO/12
Period 1st Semester
Course year 1
Where VENEZIA
Course objectives
The lecture is an introduction to climatology. Particular attention will be devoted at elucidating issues related to climate change.
Pre-requirements
Basic mathematics and physics
Contents
I Introduction;

II: Our Planet in the solar system;

III: Composition and physical characteristics atmosphere and ocean;

IV: Atmospheric and oceanic convection;

V: Radiation, temperature, salinity, stability;

VI: Humidity and clouds;

VII: Laws of motion;

VIII: Local circulation systems in atmosphere and ocean;

XI: General atmospheric and oceanic circulation;

X: Ocean-atmosphere interactions;

XI: Climate system;

XII: Climate stability and climate change.
Referral texts
Lecture notes and slides.
Type of exam
oral
Assessment methods
Goal of the oral exam is to ascertain the comprehension of the different topic of the class, particularly as far as the elaboration of the acquired information is concerned.
Teaching methods
Frontal Lectures, possibly experimental activity.
Teaching language
English
Other
The oral exam is aimed at a candidate's valuation in the whole discipline of the lecture. After a first invitation to discuss a topic chosen by the candidate -this serves to test the acquired knowledge on a particularly familiar topic- the exam continues focussing on several of the remaining topics
Sustainability
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 8