This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the principles of climate and climate variability. Climate change prediction and the scientific bases for global climate change assessments will be discussed. Key topics are the physical climate system and its variability, and the interactions among climate and biophysical components. Common threads include the use of observations and models, the consideration of multiple scales of variability and trends (temporal and spatial), and the linkages among aspects of climate change science.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.