The Science of Climate (ATMS 321)

ATMS 321

3 credits


Location: ATG 310c

Schedule: MWF 11:30-12:20

Department: Atmospheric Sciences

Quarter: Spring

Evolution and present state of earth's climate. Emphasis on physical processes determining the climate of the earth's atmosphere and surface: radiative transfer, energy balance, hydrologic cycle, and atmospheric and oceanic energy transport. Factors controlling climate change.

Prerequisite: Minimum of grade of 2.0 each of MATH 124; MATH 125; MATH 126; PHYS 121; PHYS 122; PHYS 123.