THE CLIMATE OF THE PAST

Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
THE CLIMATE OF THE PAST
Course code
CM0445 (AF:230363 AR:111625)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
CHIM/01
Period
2nd Semester
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
To give to the students all the information to understand past climatic changes, in order to put in the right perspective present and future climatic changes.
Knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology
I FRAMEWORK OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

1 Overview of Climate Science
2 Earth's Climate System Today
3 Climatic Archives, Data and Models


II TECTONIC-SCALE CLIMATE CHANGE

4 CO2 and Long-Term Climate
5 Plate Tectonics and Climate
6 Greenhouse Earth
7 Back into the Icehouse


III ORBITAL-SCALE CLIMATE CHANGE

8 Astronomical Control of Insolation
9 Insolation Control of Monsoons
10 Insolation Control of Ice Sheets
11 Orbital-Scale Changes in CO2 and Methane
12 Orbital-Scale Interactions in the Climate System


IV DEGLACIAL AND MILLENNIAL CLIMATE CHANGE

13 The Last Glacial Maximum
14 From the Last Deglaciation to the Present
15 Millennial Climatic Oscillations


V HISTORICAL AND FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE

16 Historical Changes in Climate
17 Humans and Climate Change
18 Twentieth-Century Climate: The Greenhouse Debate
19 Climate Change in the Next 100 to 1000 Years
William F. Ruddiman.
Earth’s Climate: Past and Future 2nd Ed.
W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. 2008.
oral
Lectures
Italian