E-PSCI 129. Climate and Atmospheric Physics Laboratory

This course will take a hands-on approach to learning climate and atmospheric physics. Topics covered will include the Greenhouse effect, global scale atmospheric dynamics, synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting, and climate modeling. Each week will have one three-hour session to perform laboratory experiments, run models, analyze data, and create data visualizations. In this flipped-classroom environment, knowledge transfer will occur outside of class through readings and pre-class assignments in preparation for each session.

Note: EPS 129 is also offered as ESE 129. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Atmosphere(s) and Oceans. For SB students: this course can only count as a science elective in the concentration requirements, and SB students must enroll in EPS 129. AB students may enroll in either EPS 129 or ESE 129 to meet their concentration requirements. Course includes a part-day trip to NOCA Glass School. Offered jointly with Faculty of Arts & Sciences as ESE 129. 

Requirement: Physics 12a/15a/16, Math/AM 21a (b recommended) or equivalent or permission of instructor.


Marianna Linz







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Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science and Engineering

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