85.508 The Climate System

The Climate System

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33556
Status Active

The main elements of the Climate Sstem are the atmosphere, ocean, biosphere, land surface, and the cryosphere; the primay input of energy is from the Sun. This course examines these elements, the ways in which they interact and how they can be modeled. The Global Energy Budget is examined and both natural and human-caused climae change are considered.