Credits Min: 3
Credits Max: 3
The course covers the main elements of the climate system--the atmosphere, ocean, biosphere, solid earth, and cryosphere--and the primary source of energy, the sun. The elements are examined in terms of observed structure and important physical processes, the ways in which they interact, and how they can be modeled. The global energy budget is discussed and both natural and human-caused climate change are considered.
MATH.1310 Calculus I, or MATH.1290 Calculus IB, and PHYS.1030 General Physics I, or PHYS.1410 Physics I.
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