[Earth and Planetary Sciences 231. Climate Dynamics]

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.

Notes: Likely to be offered in Spring 2021.

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





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