AOS 51: Fundamentals of Climate Science

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2019

Undergraduate course facilitating entry to Climate Science Major, helping students development a fundamental understanding of climate science. Topics include global energy balance, atmospheric radiation and greenhouse effect, surface and boundary layer dynamics, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, global hydrologic cycle, modes of climate sensitivity, climate modeling, and climate change.

Enforced requisites: Mathematics 3B or 32A, Physics 1B or 6B, with grades of C or better.

P/NP or letter grading. Lecture and discussion, 4 units. Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour.  Offered in both Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 quarters.

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