INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE DYNAMICS
|Academic year||2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE DYNAMICS|
|Course code||PHD066 (AF:294848 AR:162378)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Corso di Dottorato (D.M.45)|
|Educational sector code||GEO/12|
No 1: Introduction and overview: The Earth system
No 2: Basic atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics
No 3: The climate system, complicated and complex systems, radiation and radiative balance, the equilibrium temperature of a planet.
No 4: Natural climate change and the ice ages: Milankovich theory
No 5: Climate dynamics and the general circulation of the atmosphere-part 1
No 6: Climate dynamics and the general circulation of the atmosphere-part 2
No 7: Natural and anthropogenic climate changes-part 1
No 8: Natural and anthropogenic climate changes-part 2
• J.M. Wallace and P.V. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science, an introductory survey. 2nd ed., Academic Press., Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 (with many omissions).
• D.L. Hartmann, Global Physical Climatology, Academic Press. First two chapters.
• Robert Henson, The thinking person’s guide to climate change, American Meteorological Society, 2014
• State of the Climate 2015, Bullettin of the American Meteorological Society, www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams-state-of-the-climate/