Prof. Alex Hall teaches popular graduate and undergraduate courses in climate science, including Fundamentals of Climate Science, an entry-level course for the new B.S. in Climate Science offered by UCLA's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Courses Currently Offered

AOS 123: Climate Change Adaptation Challenge





Development of fundamental understanding of climate change adaptation challenges facing humanity. Such challenges stem from changes in physical climate system, such as warming and increases in heat extremes, loss of snow and ice, sea level rise, increases in extreme precipitation, deepening drought, increases in wildfire, deteriorating air quality, changes in ocean circulation, and ocean acidification. Examination of all these challenges, as well as associated stresses on human and natural systems. Examination of these issues from local, regional, and global perspectives, emphasizing...

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AOS 217: Regional Climate Dynamics





Graduate level course. Global distribution of climate regimes with spatial scales smaller than 100 km. Mechanisms maintaining regional climate variation against larger-scale atmospheric and climate gradients. Regional climate/ecosystem/human system interactions.

S/U or letter grading. Lecture and discussion, 4 units. Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour.

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Courses that Prof. Hall has taught in the past but is not currently teaching may be available from other Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences faculty. Check the UCLA Schedule of Classes for the full list of course offerings.