Climate of the Past

Anno accademico 2018/2019 Programmi anni precedenti
Titolo corso in inglese Climate of the Past
Codice insegnamento PHD046 (AF:300276 AR:162386)
Crediti formativi universitari 6
Livello laurea Master di Secondo Livello (DM270)
Settore scientifico disciplinare CHIM/01
Periodo II Semestre
Anno corso 1
Inquadramento dell'insegnamento nel percorso del corso di studio
This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It also talks about:
• methods for detecting climate change, including proxies, ice cores, instrumental records, and time series analysis
• physical and chemical processes in climate, including primordial atmosphere, ozone chemistry, carbon and oxygen cycles, and heat and water budgets
• internal feedback mechanisms, including ice, aerosols, water vapor, clouds, and ocean circulation
• climate forcing, including orbital variations, volcanism, plate tectonics, and solar variability
• climate models and mechanisms of variability, including energy balance, coupled models, and global ocean and atmosphere models
Testi di riferimento
W. Ruddiman, Earth Climate: Past, Present and Future
Lingua di insegnamento
Programma definitivo.