International master course on “Climate of the Earth system”
Students will be introduced into fundamental processes in the Earth's climate system of the atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice and into basic methods of the statistical analysis and modelling of climate variability on Earth including the impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and other drivers such as variations in solar insolation and volcanic eruptions.
Global radiation budgets, feedback mechanisms and tipping points in the Earth's climate system will be explained. Deterministic climate models based upon first principles such as high-resolution coupled atmosphere, ocean and sea ice models will be presented. The large-scale circulation in the atmosphere and in the ocean will be discussed.
Credits: 6 ECTS (corresponding to 180 hours of lecture attendance time, preparation and follow-up of the attendance time, solving exercises, structured self- and literature study, project work and preparation for the presentation of the project work).
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