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)
Modalità
Crediti formativi universitari 6
Livello laurea Master di Secondo Livello (DM270)
Settore scientifico disciplinare CHIM/01
Periodo II Semestre
Anno corso 1
Sede VENEZIA
Inquadramento dell'insegnamento nel percorso del corso di studio
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Contenuti
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
Inglese
Programma definitivo.