E-PSCI 231. Climate Dynamics

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Eli Tziperman
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: T, Th
  • Time: 1:30-2:45
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 119890
  • Subject Area: Earth and Planetary Sciences

The course covers climate dynamics and climate variability phenomena and mechanisms, and provides hands-on experience running and analyzing climate models, as well as using dynamical system theory tools. Among the subjects covered: energy balance and greenhouse effect, El Nino, thermohaline circulation, abrupt climate change, millennial variability (DO and Heinrich events), glacial-interglacial cycles, the ocean carbonate system and CO2 changes, warm past and future climates, and more.

Prerequisite: Background in geophysical fluid dynamics or permission of instructor.